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Posted October 17, 2014 by

Navigating Your Rights as a Disabled Student in College

Male college student in wheelchair at library

Male college student in wheelchair at library. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Many, very capable, students happen to have a disability. I have heard reports from students that the services they receive in college are helpful and adequate while others report being turned away or being met with an immense amount of confusion. If a student has a legitimate disability that is documented, they have the right to receive appropriate services in the USA. The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law in the early 1990s so the system should be simple to navigate but, quite often, it is not.

If you or your adult child has a disability it is essential to know how to start, and successfully complete, the process of signing up for and documenting services before starting college. (more…)