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College & University Resources:

College & University Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities/Cognitive/Developmental Disabilities

Clemson University, ClemsonLIFE program
Coastal Carolina University LIFE program
College of Charleston REACH program
University of South Carolina, CarolinaLIFE program
Winthrop 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

College Funding for Students with Disabilities

Disability.gov's Guide to Student Financial Aid

Education Rights Resources:

Wrightslaw
Accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for
children and young adults with disabilities.

Transition, Transition Services, Transition Planning
Schools have an obligation to prepare students with disabilities for further education, employment
and independent living.

SC 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.

How to File a Discrimination Complaint with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
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.

U.S. 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.

Fact Sheet: The Rights of College Students with Disabilities
This fact sheet discusses two federal laws that protect college students from discrimination based on disability.


 
 
 


 
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