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About 11 percent of undergraduate students reported having a disability, up from 6 percent two decades ago, according to a 2016 report by the U.S. Department of Education. Since nearly two-thirds of all students receiving special education services in high schools do not disclose their disabilities to colleges, the actual number of students with disabilities on campus is likely to be much higher.
Most of these students have so-called “invisible” disabilities, including learning disabilities, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and a growing number of mental health disorders, such as anxiety or depression.
Students with autism spectrum disorders also attend college more often than a decade ago. On some campuses, programs are emerging for students with intellectual disabilities.
A student and teacher learn skills necessary for college success at the West Virginia Autism Training Center at Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va. Ap Photo/Jeff Gentner
Change in legal status
Many of these students receive special education services for part (or all) of kindergarten through grade 12.
For many, these services are provided under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA). IDEA requires that education be provided free and appropriate in the least restrictive environment to meet the individual needs of students. A team of professionals works with the student’s family or guardian to develop a personalized education plan (IEP). The IEP Outlines students’ strengths and needs, sets annual goals, and identifies what modifications are needed to help students achieve those goals.
Other disabled students do not need IDEA. They are eligible for services under Section 504, Part D, of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a civil rights law (not the Special Education Act) that prohibits discrimination based on disability.
In both cases, however, service ends at graduation. The special education services and personalized support and guidance required by IDEA are not available at the university.
At the university level, students with disabilities may be covered under another part of the Rehabilitation Act. (The D Section of Section 504 covers K-12, while the E Section covers secondary school graduation.) Part E protects college students with disabilities from discrimination and requires equal access to all aspects of academic programs and facilities — provided that students gain admission to the university and maintain admission regardless of their disability.
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