College & University
College & University Programs for Students with
Intellectual Disabilities/Cognitive/Developmental Disabilities
University, ClemsonLIFE program
Carolina University LIFE program
• College of Charleston
of South Carolina, CarolinaLIFE program
University, Think College program
Going to College:
A Resource for Teens with Disabilities
This resource contains information about living college life
with a disability. It’s designed for high school students
and provides video clips, activities and additional resources
that can help you get a head start in planning for college.
National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center:
Student and Family resources
NSTTAC is a national technical assistance and dissemination
center funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office
of Special Education Programs
Funding for Students with Disabilities
Guide to Student Financial Aid
Education Rights Resources:
Accurate, reliable information about special education law,
education law, and advocacy for
children and young adults with disabilities.
Transition Services, Transition Planning
Schools have an obligation to prepare students with disabilities
for further education, employment
and independent living.
Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Services:
IDEA Programs and Services in South Carolina
The Office of Special Education Services ensures that all
children with disabilities in the state have available a free
appropriate public education (FAPE), protects the rights of
these children and their parents, and provides leadership
to school districts and state-operated programs in the provision
of appropriate special educational services.
to File a Discrimination Complaint with the Office for Civil
Discrimination on the basis of disability is prohibited by
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of
1990 (Title II prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by public entities, whether or not
they receive federal financial assistance).
These civil rights laws extend to all state education agencies,
elementary and secondary school systems, colleges and universities,
vocational schools, proprietary schools, state vocational
rehabilitation agencies, libraries and museums that receive
federal financial assistance from ED.
Office of Civil Rights, Students with Disabilities Preparing
for Postsecondary Education: Know your Rights and Responsibilities
This pamphlet explains the rights and responsibilities of
students with disabilities who are preparing to attend postsecondary
schools. This pamphlet also explains the obligations of a
postsecondary school to provide academic adjustments, including
auxiliary aids and services, to ensure the school does not
discriminate on the basis of disability.
Sheet: The Rights of College Students with Disabilities
This fact sheet discusses two federal laws that protect college
students from discrimination based on disability.