Rights and Responsibilities
Students with disabilities at UAS have a right to:
- Equal access to all courses, programs, services and activities offered through the University.
- Individualized accommodations
- Effective Academic adjustments/aids
- All other rights available to other students at UAS
Students at UAS have a responsibility to:
- Self-identify and self-advocate
- Make reasonable requests in a timely manner
- Meet qualifications and maintain essential standards for courses, programs, and activities
- Provide appropriate documentation
- Follow University procedures
Students Transitioning from High School
One very important difference between high school and college is students need to self-identify that they experience a disability. High school students may be used to having parents speak for them and it can be hard to ask for help or to discuss disability openly. At Disability Services, we understand that and try to provide a safe environment. For more information on self-advocacy please view our Self-Advocacy webpage.
Additionally, reasonable accommodations include modifications and adjustments that do not fundamentally alter or lower the standards of an instructional program. Students may receive reasonable accommodations to "level the playing field" but these accommodations are meant to ensure equal access not to guarantee success.
Other Helpful Handouts on High School Transition
- U.S. Department of Education Publication: "Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know your Rights and Responsibilities