The following is information provided for incoming students to assist with the transition process to university life:
THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:
*The school identifies students with disabilities.
*The school will often conduct testing and assessments of learning disabilities.
*Parents or guardians are involved with accommodation and placement decisions.
*The school structures the student's academic schedule.
*The school prepares an IEP/504 Plan (Individual Education Plan).
*The student may be in a separate class.
*All teachers are informed of the student's IEP or other disability.
*The student is responsible for seeking out the CSP Disability Services office and requesting assistance.
*Many universities do not provide any testing services for learning disabilities.
*The student is responsible for providing the CSP Disability Services office with current documentation of an existing disability.
*The university will inform the student of privacy and confidentiality issues surrounding his/her disability status as well as his/her rights and responsibilities.
*The university makes the determination of appropriate accommodations after evaluating and assessing the documentation.
*The student will be provided with an accommodation letter, which is the student's responsibility to present to each of his/her professors.
*It is the student's responsibility to ask for assistance and learn the various services that exist on the campus for that assistance.
*The university will make reasonable adjustments to teaching methods, which do not alter the essential requirements of the course or program.
*It is the student's responsibility to organize his/her schedule.
*There are not special classes for students with disabilities; students with disabilities are in classes will all other students.
*Course work requirements are the same for all students.
*Parents are not involved with decisions about accommodations or course work; college students are emancipated adults.
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