Student Resources

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is an arm of the U.S. Department of Education whose mission “is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights.”  OCR has produced the following documents that may be helpful in understanding the law as it relates to post-secondary institutions.

Students with Disabilities Preparing for Post-Secondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

This webpage has important information for high school students with disabilities who plan to continue their education in post-secondary schools. The information can help students prepare for successful transition from high school to college.

Auxiliary Aids and Services for Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities

This webpage reviews the obligations of higher education institutions to serve students with disabilities. It also includes answers to questions commonly asked by students and representatives of post-secondary institutions about accommodations.

ADA Q & A: Section 504 and Post-secondary Education

Common questions are answered here related to the ADA and post-secondary education.

This is helpful for any college student with a disability, but it is written for students with learning disabilities in mind. Paul Grossman, an attorney in the field of disability law who self-identifies has having a learning disability, highlights student rights as it relates to the ADA and college accommodations.

From FinAid, information about scholarships and fellowships for students with disabilities.

Resources for Students and Parents

From NC AHEAD, resources on this page address transitioning from high school to post-secondary education and financial aid and scholarship information.