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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