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College Resources for Students with Disabilities

Overview

All colleges and universities that accept federal funding are required by law to provide some level of services for students with disabilities.  The level of support services offered can vary greatly from highly structured programgs to very modest services.  The Canton High School Guidance department has developed an informational packet to help students with disabilities and their parents to navigate the college search process effectively. Students are encouraged to be reflective about their needs and to be knowledgeable about their disability areas and the strategies that help them achieve success. The most thoughtful and systematic college research is conducted when students are first familiar with their learning profile.

Canton High School College Search for Students with Disabilities packet

Colleges With Programs For Students With Learning Disabilities

CHS College Packet for Students with Disabilities

Standardized Test Accommodations
Some students with disabilities may be entitled to testing accommodations on standardized college entrance exams.  Both The College Board (SAT, PSAT, AP) and American College Testing (ACT, PLAN) must independently review and approve all testing accommodations, even if a student is already approved for school-based accommodations on an IEP or 504 plan.  Students must apply and be approved for accommodations in advance of registering for any tests on which they wish to use testing accommodations.

For more information about the application process, please refer to The College Board Services for Students with Disabilities guidelines or the ACT Services for Students with Disabilities guidelines.  It is important to note that these are separate processes.  Please contact your child's counselor if you have questions about the process or to initiate a request for accommodations.