High School Versus College: What are the differences?
High School: Student rights are protects by IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
College: Student rights are protected by the ADA of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
High School: Students are identified by the school as having a disability and are supported by families, teachers, and support staff.
College: Students must self-identity to the Office of Disability Services' coordinator.
High School: Parents advocate for the student.
College: Student advocates for self.
High School: The primary responsibility for arranging accommodations belongs to the school.
College: The primary responsibility for self-advocacy and arranging accommodations belongs to the student.
High School: Teachers approach you if they believe you need help.
College: Professors are typically helpful, but they expect you to initiate contact if you need help.
High School: Student's guardian has access to student record and can participate in the accommodation process.
Meet Our Staff
Keely Milbourne, Associate Director of Disability Services, has worked in higher education and disability services for eight years. She comes from Delaware Technical Community College, where she served as Assistant to the ADA Disabilities Services Counselor and oversaw the fulfillment of student accommodations and accessibility.