|Services are provided under IDEA or Section 504, subpart D||Services are provided under Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Section 504 subpart E|
|Schools are responsible for identifying and evaluating the student.||Students must self-identify and provide appropriate and current documentation of their disability.|
|Services provided to ensure success of student.||Services provided to ensure equal access. Success is responsibility of the student.|
|The IEP or 504 plan is mandated and followed.||The IEP no longer applies at the college level. Students receive Accommodation Letters to share with their instructors.|
|Special education teachers inform instructors of student needs.||Students inform their instructors of their disability and approved accommodations.|
|Assignments and tests may be modified. Students may not be expected to meet all requirements||Assignments and tests are not modified. Students are expected to meet the same requirements for all students.|
|Graduation requirements may be waived due to disability (such as foreign language requirements).||Graduation requirements are rarely, if ever, waived due to a disability. Based on the limitations of the disability, substitutions may be available for certain courses (such as Physical Education courses).|
|Special education case manager ensures student uses special education accommodations and services.||Students responsible for using their approved accommodations. Students may choose not to disclose their disability or use their accommodations.|
|Parents are involved in planning.||Students determine the amount of parental involvement.|
Here are some links that can help explain the process further:
- Office of Civil Rights: Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities
- Transition to College: Post-Secondary Disability Consortium of Central New York.
If you are a high school student with a disability and are planning to attend Corning Community College, please contact Accessibility Services. We are here to help!