When transitioning from high school to college, there are several things to consider regarding changes in disability services. Laws that govern services for students with disabilities in high school vary greatly from those that protect students in college. All students with disabilities in a post-secondary setting are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Below is a guide to understanding the differences between high school and college services.
The US Department of Education acts as a great resource for students interested in learning more about disability services and the transition from high school to college. Their website offers the following article to assist in the process:
Students with Disabilities Preparing for Post-secondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities.
For students who are informed and prepared the transition process can be easier to navigate.