Fortunately, if you have a disability and plan on attending a college or university, you most certainly are not alone.We have put this guide together to help students with disabilities and their parents better understand their rights and responsibilities in regard to a postsecondary education.
If you or your child has had a disability diagnosis during early, pre-college life, you are already aware of many of the specific applicable laws and regulations.
However, there are several significant differences in the rights and responsibilities of individuals with disabilities who are college bound compared to those of elementary and secondary school students.
For parents of both college age and younger students, we provide some additional guidance here: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is considered by many to be the first Federal civil rights statute for persons with disabilities.
First taking effect in 1977, Section 504 prohibited the discrimination of otherwise qualified individuals with a disability by any program or activity receiving Federal funding or other assistance.
If you’re a student with a disability, the additional stresses can be overwhelming.
One of the largest changes that you will have to deal with is the substantial difference in scope between the special education services provided on the high school level and those at college.
LSU remains strongly committed to providing appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities.
Our office works to provide individualized services to ensure that all students have equal access to learn and live at LSU.
A student who has not yet registered with LSU Disability Services or provided documentation of an eligible disability can find information on registering and types of eligible accommodations.