High School Versus College
Southern Methodist University’s Learning Enhancement Center has created a website that addresses many of the ways in which college students need to alter their expectations as they move from high school to college: How is College Different from High School
|Special Education in High School:
||Disability Services in College:
|The relevant disability law is the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA).
||The relevant disability laws are Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
|Schools must make available to all eligible children with disabilities a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment appropriate to their individual needs.
||Colleges are prohibited from discriminating against qualified students because of a disability.
|Behavior can be viewed as a manifestation of the disability and accommodated within limits.
||You must meet the essential standards (educational, behavioral, and others) established by the college or university.
|Guiding principle: The environment is fit to the student
||Guiding principle: The student fits the environment