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Info about college for students with disabilities.

Preparing for college raises many questions for high school students. But students with disabilities may have even more to ponder.

The transition to adulthood creates changes in legal status and affects the rights and responsibilities of disabled students. The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights offers a brochure to answer questions commonly asked by students with disabilities. The recently updated brochure, written in a question-answer format, discusses topics such as when and how to disclose a disability, how to ask for accommodations, and which accommodations universities and colleges must provide.

For a free copy of "Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities," write to ED Pubs Education Publications Center, U.S. Department of Education, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794; call toll-free, 1 (877) 4-ED-PUBS (433-7827), or TDD/TTY 1 (877) 576-7734; or read the text online at

Upon request, this publication can also be made available in alternate formats, such as Braille, large print, or computer disk. For more information, contact the Department's Alternate Format Center at (202) 260-0852 or (202) 260-0818, or, for TDD, via the Federal Relay Service toll-free, 1 (800) 877-8339.
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Publication:Occupational Outlook Quarterly
Date:Dec 22, 2006
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