Disability Services Chart

 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE DISABILITY SERVICES

High schools are required to:

  • Identify students with disabilities
  • Provide assessments of learning disabilities
  • Classify disabilities according to specified diagnostic categories
  • Involve parents or guardians in placement decisions
  • Provide certain non-academic services
  • Place students in programs where they can benefit (in any way) by placement committee with parent participation and approval
  • Structure a large part of the student's weekly schedule
  • Modify educational programs
  • Prepare Individualized Educational Plans (IEP's)
  • Provide a free and appropriate education

Colleges are required to:

  • Protect a student’s right to privacy and confidentiality
  • Provide access to programs and services
  • Inform students of office location and procedures for requesting accommodations
  • Accept and evaluate verifying documentation
  • Determine (via documentation) that an impairment causes a substantial limitation on a major life activity
  • Determine for students who are otherwise qualified for participation in the program or service whether a reasonable accommodation is possible
  • Make reasonable accommodations for students who meet above criteria
  • Provide reasonable access to program and service choices equal to those available to the public
  • Suggest reasonable adjustments