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.


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College Disability Services Workshop

Tuesday, Oct. 21st, 6-8pm

2101 Davis Drive

Cary, NC

Presentation will be held in the media center.

Pre-registration required.



As part of the Wake County PTA Council, our mission is to create a network of parents, educators, and administrators who will work cooperatively and constructively to meet the needs of all students receiving special education services in the most integrated environment, with appropriate supports in place, to ensure that the students will learn and be valued members of their school community.