As a parent, if your child has had a 504 Plan or A legally-binding document that sets out the rationale for providing special education supports and services to your child, specific objectives that your child is to achieve during the year, and enumerates which related services, modifications, and accommodations, if any, he or she will receive. in school, you have undoubtedly been able to play a role in that process. You most likely had some level of access to the people in the school and/or school partners who are providing the much needed supports and services. You have likely been able to monitor how well those supports are being implemented.
You may be wondering what that will look like for higher education. This is a valid concern, particularly because college is a different story. First and foremost, there are no IEPs or Specifically designed instruction, at no cost to the parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability. in college. That can feel a little disconcerting for us parents at first. Rest assured, almost all colleges will have some support for your student in the The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a person with a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. This includes people who have a record of such an impairment, even if they do not currently have a disability. It also includes people who do not have a disability but are regarded as having a disability. The ADA also makes it unlawful to discriminate against a person based on that person’s association with a person with a disability. services office. This office serves students with learning and neurological differences. Here’s what you should know!
6 Things To Know If You’re Going to College and Receive Services
- Colleges provide accommodations under civil rights laws.
- Your college will coordinate supports through a disability services office.
- It is the student’s responsibility to register with the disability services office to secure accommodations.
- A contact person at the disability services office will work with the student for as long as they’re seeking accommodations.
- This contact person will draft a letter explaining the student’s accommodations to professors.
- Please note, different schools may have varying documentation policies. It is a good idea to ask the disability services office what is specifically required for your specific school.
We hope this information has been helpful. Please feel free to check out this post about getting support and services if you have not already.