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Documentation: Six Core Elements

To receive accommodations at the post-secondary level, documentation must demonstrate that your student has a disability as defined by the ADA and Section 504. Today's blog outlines six core elements to help you review your current documentation.

Documentation: How much is enough?

Colleges typically use your student’s age, the evaluator’s assessment approach, and the level of detail provided in the last eligibility evaluation to determine the level of support she will receive at the college level.

Compatibility & the Disability Services Office – Do you need it?

Given that self-advocacy is equated with success, establishing a positive relationship with a college or university needs to be a top priority. So, over the next couple of days, I'll talk about how to go about establishing a relationship with the Office of Disability Services.

Legal Considerations Part 2: What accommodations DOES a college provide for my student?

Yesterday, we reviewed the differences in between the protections of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or IDEA at the K-12 level and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, or Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) at the college level.   Remember, the distinction between these regulations is that Section 504 and ADA are civil rights protections, […]