When students with specific learning disabilities (SLD), ADHD, ASD, anxiety, depression or related diagnoses make plans for college, a common question often arises. Is there any help for them in college similar to the 504 Plan or IEP services they may have received in high school or on the SAT/ACT? Yes and no. 504 Plans and IEP’s do not automatically carry over into college. High schools are legally required to promote students’ success and progress towards graduation. A different law (the ADA) only requires colleges to provide reasonable accommodations to help students achieve equal access. Many colleges go beyond this mandate, however, and provide additional services such as study skills, coaching, self-advocacy training, and referrals to other offices to help students get the most out of the college’s resources. Who’s in charge of doing that? Each campus has a Disability Services (DS) office. Use this current list, prepared by IN*SOURCE, to identify DS professionals at Indiana colleges and universities.
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