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A Guide for High School Educators. Reproduction and ordering information. U. S. Department of Education. Arne Duncan. Secretary. Office for Civil Rights. Russlynn Ali Assistant Secretary First published March 2.
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Washington, D. C. March 2. 01. 1Contents. Introduction. Frequently Asked Questions.
Endnotes. Introduction. Do you know what is in store for students with disabilities who graduate from. Do you have the information. For students with disabilities, a big factor in their successful transition. The purpose of this. Department of Education’s Office for Civil. Rights (OCR). Every school district and.
United States is subject to one or both of these laws, which have similar. Private. postsecondary institutions that do not receive federal financial assistance. Section 5. 04. or Title II. They are, however, subject to Title III of the Americans with.
Disabilities Act, which is enforced. U. S. Department of Justice and which prohibits discrimination on the. IDEA requirements apply to state education. IDEA- eligible children. Institutions of. postsecondary education. IDEA. 2. Similarly, this guide references the state Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services.
Program, authorized. Rehabilitation Act, which provides funds to state VR agencies to assist. State VR agencies provide a wide range. In preparing this guide, we have highlighted the significant differences between. Are students with disabilities entitled to changes in standardized testing. In general, tests may not be selected or administered in a way.
In addition, federal law. Although some. institutions of postsecondary education may have their own entrance exams. In general, in order to request one or more changes.
Examples of changes in testing conditions that may be available. Braille; Large print; Fewer items on each page; Tape recorded responses; Responses on the test booklet; Frequent breaks; Extended testing time; Testing over several sessions; Small group setting; Private room; Preferential seating; and. The use of a sign language interpreter for spoken directions. Are institutions of postsecondary education permitted to ask an applicant. Preadmission. inquiries are permitted only if the. Examples of impermissible preadmission inquiries include: Are you in good.
Have you been hospitalized. Institutions of postsecondary.
For example, if physical lifting is an essential. With or. without reasonable accommodation.
After admission, in response to a student’s request. May institutions of postsecondary education deny an applicant admission. If an applicant meets the essential requirements for admission, an institution. For instance, an institution may. An institution. may, however, require an applicant. An institution may deny admission to any student, disabled. Are institutions obligated to identify students with disabilities?
Institutions do not have a duty to identify students with disabilities. High schools, in contrast, have an obligation to identify. Are students obligated to inform institutions that they have a disability? A student has no obligation to inform an institution of postsecondary education. The disclosure. of a disability is always. For example, a student who has a disability that does not require. Post- Admission: Documentation of a Disability.
What are academic adjustments and auxiliary aids and services? Academic. requirements that the.
Modifications may include changes in the length of time permitted. Academic adjustments also may include a reduced course load, extended time. Auxiliary aids and services are defined in. Section 5. 04 regulations at. C. F. R. Institutions are not.
If. institutions offer tutoring to the general student population, however, they. In some instances, a state. VR agency may provide auxiliary. VR program. 7. In general, what kind of documentation is necessary for students with disabilities. It is not uncommon for documentation standards.
A student must provide documentation, upon request, that. The documentation should identify how a student’s ability to function.
The primary purpose of the documentation is to establish. The focus should. Who is responsible for obtaining necessary testing to document the existence.
Institutions of postsecondary education are not required to conduct. If a student with a disability is eligible for services through the state. VR Services program, he or she. High school educators can assist.
VR agency at http: //rsa. Info about RSA,”. Resources,” then “State.
Local Government Employment Resources,” then “Vocational Rehabilitation. Offices”). If students. School districts are not required under. Section 5. 04 or Title II to. Is a student’s most recent individualized education program (IEP) or Section. Although an IEP or Section 5.
In. addition, a student receiving services under Part B of the IDEA must be provided. This. information may provide helpful information about. What can high school personnel, such as school psychologists and counselors. High school personnel can help a student with. This may include assisting the student to identify existing. School personnel. School personnel should also be aware that some colleges may delay.
Will a medical diagnosis from a treating physician help to document disability? Rather, the impairment must substantially limit.
A. diagnosis from a treating physician, along with information about how the disability. As noted above, institutions of postsecondary education may set. Section 5. 04 and. Title II. 1. 2. If it is clear that a student has a disability, why does an institution. Students who have the same disability may not necessarily require the same. Section. 5. 04 and Title II require that institutions of postsecondary education make.
If. the student’s disability and need. If an institution thinks that the documentation is insufficient, how will. If the documentation a student submitted for the institution’s consideration. As noted above, a student may need a new evaluation. Post- Admission: Obtaining Services. Must institutions provide every academic adjustment a student with a disability.
Institutions are not required to provide an academic adjustment. They also do not have to provide an academic. For example. an appropriate academic. In addition. an institution is not required to. They can also opt.
For example, if it. If students want to request academic adjustments, what must they do? Institutions usually. Web sites. If students are unable to locate the procedures, they should. What should students expect in working with a disability coordinator at. At many. institutions, there may be only one or two staff members to address the needs.
The disability coordinator evaluates documentation. A disability coordinator may have contact with a student.
Disability coordinators usually will not directly. When should students notify the institution of their intention to request. Although students may request academic adjustments at. In addition, students. How do institutions determine what academic adjustments are appropriate? Students with disabilities possess unique.
Institution staff should be prepared. Who pays for auxiliary aids and services?
Institutions generally may not condition their provision. In many cases. institutions may meet their obligation to provide auxiliary aids and services. VR agency. Such assistance notwithstanding, institutions retain ultimate. However, as noted above, if the institution can.
What if the academic adjustments the institution provides are not working? It may be too late to correct. The student and the institution. Keys to Success: Attitude. Self- Advocacy. And Preparation. The attitude and self- advocacy skills of students with disabilities may be. Students. with disabilities need to be.
Students with disabilities need to know the. As part of this process. To assist students. IEP. or Section 5.
High school personnel also can suggest that students. Accept responsibility for their own success.
All students, including those. An institution’s. In. general, students with disabilities should expect to complete all course requirements. Students with disabilities need to identify the essential.
Students with disabilities. Take an appropriate preparatory curriculum.
Because all students will be expected. If students with disabilities plan to attend a rigorous. High school educators can help students in these areas by offering. In addition, staff should encourage students to enroll in. Learn time management skills. Although a primary role of high school educators.
High. school educators can assist students by identifying resources that will help. Acquire computer skills. Because postsecondary students use computers to complete.
Students with visual impairments. A variety. of institutions of. The programs may also.
English, or in certain skills, such as computer. High school. educators can assist students. Research postsecondary education programs. Students with disabilities may select. For example, students.
Campus visits, which. In. addition, while all institutions have a legal obligation to provide appropriate. Get involved on campus. To help students avoid the isolation that can occur.
Attendance at orientation programs. If you would like more information about the responsibilities of postsecondary.
OCR brochures Auxiliary Aids and Services for Postsecondary. Students with Disabilities. Higher Education’s Obligations Under Section 5. Title II of the ADA and. Students with Disabilities.
Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities. You may obtain copies of these. Department’s website at.
Section. 50. 4. To receive more information. OCR at: Customer Service Team. Office for Civil Rights. U. S. Department of Education. Washington, DC 2.
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