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Disability Services

Differences between High School and Higher Education

 

 

High School

Higher Education

 

 

Applicable Law

 
  • I.D.E.A (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act)
 
  • Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973
 
  • I.D.E.A. is about SUCCESS
 
 
  • A.D.A. (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973
 
  • A.D.A. is about ACCESS
 

 

 

Intent of the Law

 
  • IDEA: To provide a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment to students with disabilities
 
  • 504: To ensure that no otherwise qualified person with a disability is denied access to, benefits of, or is subjected to discrimination in any program or activity provided by any public entity or institution.
 
 
  • 504: To ensure that no otherwise qualified person with a disability is denied access to, benefits of, or is subjected to discrimination in any program or activity provided by any public entity or institution.
 

 

Who is covered

Anyone who requires special education services (under the age of 21 or graduation from high school).

All qualified individuals with disabilities who meet the entry level criteria for particular program of the college and who can provide documentation of disability as defined by the ADA.

 

Who is responsible for services?

School Districts are responsible for identifying, evaluating and delivering educational services at no cost to the student.

Students are responsible for self-identification and obtaining documentation from a professional who is qualified to make assessment of their disability.  The university does not bear the cost of the assessment/evaluation.

 

 

Accommodations

 
  • Some subjects/classes are often waived before graduation, if they were related to the student's disability.
 
  • Students often received unlimited time for testing and the chance to retake the test if they have a disability
 
 
  • The university has the right to maintain academic standards and no accommodations may be permitted to reduce the standard for ANY student.
 
  • Accommodations are determined based on the need of the student relating to his/her disability.
 

 

Self-Advocacy

Parents or legal guardians are usually the advocates for the student.

Students must be able to communicate what their needs are and be able to justify the requested services.  The University does not initiate in identifying or delivery of services.

 

Parental Role

Parent or legal guardian has access to student's records and can participate in accommodation process

Parents or legal guardians do not have access to student's records without written consent from student.

 

 

Contact Us

Office of Disability Services

La Sierra University
4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92515

email: ods@lasierra.edu
Phone: 951.785.2453

Fax: 951-785-2271


Office Location:

La Sierra Hall, Lower Level
Room 100B

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