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1 Bridging the Gap between Disability Services in HS and College
High School vs. College Bridging the Gap between Disability Services in HS and College

2 College Responsibilities
Student Responsibilities Disability Laws College Vs High School Teaching, Studies & Tests 100 100 100 100 100 200 200 200 200 200 300 300 300 300 300 400 400 400 400 400 500 500 500 500 500 Final Question

3 College Responsibilities 100
True or False: Colleges are responsible for providing personal or private tutors. False Tutoring services MAY be available and must be as accessible to persons with disabilities as those without. At most colleges, tutoring is available to everyone, but may not be available in every subject.

4 College Responsibilities 200
True or False: Colleges MUST provide assistive technology to students and will charge students for these services. False Postsecondary schools receiving federal financial aid must provide accommodations (other than personal aids like hearing aids, computer, home computer software, eyeglasses, etc.) at NO cost to the student

5 College Responsibilities 300
If I decide during midterms that I need accommodations for a class, the college must: Let me go back and retake previous tests with the appropriate accommodations Talk to my instructor for me about the accommodations I need C. Issue the accommodations forms effective from that date C Accommodations are not retroactive, and you must provide proper documentation of your disability. It will also take time to meet some requests-books on tape, scheduled test times, etc.

6 College Responsibilities 400
Once you graduate from HS, educational institutions are no longer required to provide which: Accommodations Longer testing time, note takers, scribes Personal Aids C Personal aids include equipment and devices that are specific to an individual like eye glasses, wheel chairs, hearing aids, etc.

7 College Responsibilities 500
To graduate from college a student must: Complete credit hours: 30 for a certificate, 70 for associates, 100 for bachelor’s Pass all classes with a “C” or better Apply for graduation C

8 Student Responsibilities 100
True or False: Colleges students are responsible for knowing where to locate information, assistance, and study support TRUE There is not a “main office”-where you go depends on what you need. Many colleges have student support services Advising Financial Aid Tutoring Disability Services

9 Student Responsibilities 200
True or False: In order for a student to receive academic accommodations, a student must meet with Disability Services and provide adequate documentation of a disability that effects academics. TRUE Different colleges require different documentation of a disability-it’s your responsibility to know what the college you’re attending needs. You are responsible for the costs of needed documentation/assessments

10 Student Responsibilities 300
In order for your parents to have access to your student records and/or represent you, YOU MUST submit written_______. CONSENT or PERMISSION It’s a violation of FERPA to release information to anyone other than the student.

11 Student Responsibilities 400
In college, there is no one to blame for not waking up on time, not eating properly, or not washing your clothes. You will be held _____ for your behavior. ACCOUNTABLE or RESPONSIBLE College students must learn to budget their time as well as their finances. Start now to learn how to balance school, sleep, homework, and social time so that you will be prepared for the rigors of college.

12 Student Responsibilities 500
TRUE or FALSE: Because I received accommodations in high school and had an IEP or 504 plan, I must inform my college that I have a disability. FALSE You don't have to disclose, however, if you want the school to provide academic accommodations, you must identify yourself and your disability.

Disability Laws 100 What does ADA stand for? AMERICANS with DISABIILITIES ACT ADA is about access not success…success is in the hands of the student!

Disability Laws 200 In HS, students obtain an IEP which stands for what? INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PLAN

15 Disability Laws 300 True or False: Your IEP or 504 Plan automatically follows you to college. FALSE The IEP and 504 Plan may be enough to get you academic accommodations at the college level. You will most likely be asked to provide more information and every college has different requirements

16 Disability Laws 400 All infants, children, and adults requiring special education services are covered under IDEA and Section 504 until they reach this age or graduate from HS. 21

17 Disability Laws 500 The two federal civil rights laws protecting students with disabilities are the ADA and Section 504.  These laws provide students: Equal Access Appropriate Accommodations Privacy All of the Above D

18 College vs. HS 100 True or False: College classes are all held in the same building False Classes are held at many different sites on and off campus…you may start on one end of campus and your next class is at the other end. It is important to plan your classes carefully to allow time to get from one class to the next.

19 College vs. HS 200 College class times vary from : A minutes – longer hours 35-45 minutes All classes are the same length A Some classes will be held in a lab setting, clinical for nursing students may be held at area hospitals or nursing homes.

20 College vs. HS 300 Full time College Instructors: A. Have set office hours Will tutor students Are on campus daily from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. A Instructors may not be as easily accessible as your HS teachers, since class meets less frequently. Set up an appointment to talk with your instructor if you have questions or concerns. Adjunct faculty may only be on campus for that one class and may not have office hours.

21 College vs. HS 400 In HS, classes are arranged for you. In college,
You choose your own classes Most classes are still chosen for you Advisors will help you plan your schedule All of the above D

22 College vs. HS 500 If student placement scores show they don’t read, write or do math at a college level, the college might: Require developmental/remedial courses Put students in classes they aren’t prepared for Make students go back to high school A Colleges use placement tests like ACT, COMPASS, etc. to place students in classes that match their present skills

23 Teaching, Studies, and Tests
100 True or False: In college, teachers modify curriculum and alter assignments as outlined in a student’s IEP or 504 plan. FALSE College instructors are NOT required to modify, design, or alter assignments or deadlines if it would fundamentally alter the course or cause undue administrative hardship.

24 Teaching, Studies, and Tests
200 Attendance in college is: Required Recommended Optional All of the Above D Missing class may mean missing new assignments, discussion about readings, pop quizzes, possible test questions, and information that is shared by the instructor that may not be in the textbook.

25 Teaching, Studies, and Tests
300 True or False: College instructors generally hold tests frequently. FALSE Testing is generally periodic and may be cover large amounts of material. Make up tests are seldom an option. If they are the STUDENT is responsible for requesting them.

26 Teaching, Studies, and Tests
400 College instructors will: Always check your homework Remind you about homework Provide information you missed when absent None of the above D

27 Teaching, Studies, and Tests
500 When taking college courses, students usually need to study how many hours outside of class for every hour in class? 2-3 HOURS English 101 meets 3 days/week for 1 hour, how many hours of study? Studying includes reading your textbooks, taking notes over readings, writing assignments, doing research, rewriting/editing class notes, preparing for exams, etc.!

28 Final Question Important Documents

29 Important Documents College instructors hand out this form during their first class. It contains course expectations, assignments, their contact information, grading scale, attendance expectations, and more. Name this VERY important document. SYLLABUS

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