College Disability Workshop
Presented by: NCSU and Wake Technical Community College
Thinking about College?
When leaving high school to pursue college studies, families and students are familiar with IEPs, parent conferences, and other adults advocating on the student’s behalf.
That all changes when the student goes to college.
Once college classes begin, the student is considered an adult who must take charge of his/her own academic needs. This shift in responsibility has a major impact on how students request and receive accommodations at college.
In this workshop, NCSU and Wake Technical Community College will discuss this shift in responsibility as well as the services their college campuses provide. They will review applicable laws and discuss the roles of the student, parent and teacher/instructor. If your child plans to pursue college studies, this workshop is for you! Regardless of your child’s age, come discover what’s expected of your student in college in order to help plan IEP goals that keep the student on this path.
Students in 8th -12th grades receiving special education services are invited to attend with their parents. Childcare is not provided.
Did you know? Topics covered include:
- 504 plans and IEPs do not exist on the college level.
- Colleges are not required to modify curriculum or assignments.
- Student must self-identify to Disability Support Services.
- Under ADA, access to education is the focus of the law; students have civil rights and they must advocate for themselves in order to receive accommodations.