ERIC Number: ED468329
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities.
Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.
Intended for postsecondary students with disabilities, this pamphlet explains the rights and responsibilities of these students as well as the obligations of a postsecondary school to provide academic adjustments, including auxiliary aids and services. Information is based on requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. Introductory material notes that responsibilities of postsecondary schools are significantly different from those of lower schools and school districts. Information is presented in question and answer format and addresses the following topics: illegality of a schools denial of admission because of a disability; advantages of informing a school about a disability; academic adjustments a school is required to make; requirements for a student wanting an academic adjustment; documentation to support the presence of a disability; financial responsibility for evaluation; and recourse if a school appears to be discriminating on the basis of disability. Contact information for the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education is also provided. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, College Bound Students, College Preparation, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Educational Legislation, High Schools, Postsecondary Education, School Responsibility, Student Responsibility, Student Rights, Teacher Collaboration
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.ed.gov/ocr.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)