Persons with disabilities have a right to equal opportunity as prescribed by law. MCAD is responsible for and dedicated to creating a barrier-free environment while empowering students to grow toward independence and self-assertion. Take note, though, that it is the individual student’s responsibility to make their needs known and request assistance.
MCAD offers reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access for students who self-disclose a documented disability. Support services for students with disabilities are located within the Learning Center. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the disclosure and accommodation process.
Additionally, you may review the following topics and websites for up-to-date information on college students with disabilities. The information is beneficial for all readers, but the primary audience (P for parent, S for student, F for faculty) is indicated for each.
- Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities (P, S)
- Auxiliary Aids and Services for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities (P, S, F)
- ADA Q&A: Section 504 & Postsecondary Students with Disabilities (P, S, F)
- Scholarships for Students with Disabilities (P, S)
- Transition of Students With Disabilities to Postsecondary Education: A Guide for High School Educators (P, S, and high school staff/counselors)
- The Civil Rights of Students with Hidden Disabilities Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (P, S, F)
- Living with Learning Disabilities