There are many differences between high school and college obligations to students with disabilities including:
High schools must:
Post-secondary institutions are NOT required to:
The student is responsible to:
Students who attend college are considered to be adults, protected by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Disability Services staff cannot talk to parents about confidential information, including academic activities without a student's written permission. Parents need to talk to the student directly. Students act as responsible adults when disclosing disabilities and requesting accommodations.
How Parents Can Help their Student