Information for Parents of Students Planning for College

What if your student has a Disability?

We encourage you both to learn about the rights and responsibilities that postsecondary institutions have toward students; being informed will assist in exploring the benefits of a postsecondary educational experience with little confusion or delay.

The following are excerpts with permission from the U.S. Office for Civil Rights publication entitled, Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities.

You can order a free copy of this publication by sending an email of your request to, by calling toll-free 1-877-433-7827 (TDD users 1-877-576-7734), or fax your request to 301/470-1244. The complete publication is also available online at