More and more high school students with disabilities are planning to continue their education including at four- year colleges. Students who wish to pursue post-secondary education have many options available to them.
Students with disabilities who choose to attend college can find the experience to be positive and life-changing.
Get some helpful tips from A Student’s Guide to Coping with Disabilities in College
This checklist by ThinkCollege is designed to give family members an easy to use list of topics that should be taken into consideration when discussing transition from high school to college.
Almost all colleges and universities provide some level of services and/or accommodations for learning disabled students, as mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Students with disabilities are also protected by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. As a student with a disability, you need to be well informed about your rights and responsibilities as well as the responsibilities postsecondary schools have toward you. Being well informed will help ensure you have a full opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the postsecondary education experience without confusion or delay. Read more about the ADA and Section 504.
Find more information about College Support for Students with Disabilities.
Check out this guide from NCWD for Youth entitled Making My Way through College/A Guide for Students with Disabilities
Watch the video on Disability Disclosure in College
Get advice from a professional on knowing your accommodations and what is allowed in college.
Learn how Emma used her self-advocacy skills to make sure she was receiving needed accommodations at Young Harris College.
The following topics were developed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to help facilitate training and conversations to help students with disabilities prepare for life in college.