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 email@example.com, 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 http://www.ed.gov/ocr/transition.html.
- Are there differences in my studentís rights and how they are addressed at a postsecondary institution?
- May a postsecondary institution deny admission on the basis of disability?
- Does my student have to inform the institution that they have a disability?
- What academic accommodations must a postsecondary institution provide?
- If my student needs an academic accommodation what must she do?
- Does my student have to prove she has a disability? What documentation should be provided?
- If it is needed who pays for a new evaluation?
- Once the institution has received the necessary documentation, what can we expect in terms of service?
- What if the academic accommodation offered is not working?
- Can the postsecondary institution charge my student for providing an accommodation?
- What are some free resources to assist my student with their success in a postsecondary environment?
- What can we do if we believe the institution is discriminating against my student?
- If we are not satisfied with the institution process and resolution what recourse do we have?