How To Access College Disability Services

November 14th, 2011 — 12:12 pm

Is the disability support services provided in college the same as those in high school?

No! Many students and parents are confused about this issue. Disability Support Services in college are different from high school. Colleges do not use IEP’s or 504′s. Don’t let this discourage you.

I find many of my students get great services in college. The key is to understand the process to follow to access the services. The first step to accessing services is to have up to date testing that clearly states your diagnosis and needed accommodations. The testing must be done in the last three years. The next step is to complete the needed paperwork to apply for services. The Disability Support office will review your documents and determine what services and accommodations are offered to you. It is important to note that some colleges are more “disability friendly” than others. Find out about this process when you are considering colleges. A strong Disability Support Services office can greatly enhance your experience in college.

No! Many students and parents are confused about this issue. Disability Support Services in college are different from high school. Colleges do not use IEP’s or 504′s. Don’t let this discourage you.

I find many of my students get great services in college. The key is to understand the process to follow to access the services. The first step to accessing services is to have up to date testing that clearly states your diagnosis and needed accommodations. The testing must be done in the last three years. The next step is to complete the needed paperwork to apply for services. The Disability Support office will review your documents and determine what services and accommodations are offered to you. It is important to note that some colleges are more “disability friendly” than others. Find out about this process when you are considering colleges. A strong Disability Support Services office can greatly enhance your experience in college.

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