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Knowing your rights and responsibilities…

Additional Resources

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, (2002). Students with disabilities preparing for postsecondary education: Know your rights and responsibilities

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, (2002) Disability Discrimination: Overview of the Laws

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, (2001). Questions and Answers on Disability Discrimination under Section 504 and Title II

Do you know the laws?

The disability rights legislation passed by Congress in recent years directs the policies, procedures, and regulations that protect the civil rights of people with disabilities throughout their lives. These laws help people with disabilities to overcome physical, academic, and social barriers.

Students with disabilities need to understand the major legislation and their rights and responsibilities under the law.

Accessing Supports and Services

Now that you understand the federal and state laws that protect your rights, you'll need to know how to get the services you will require once in college. These articles explain the process: