The completion of high school and the transition into adult life offers many choices for a student. For a student with a disability and/or medical/mental health condition, this transition process can be complex and requires specific planning. As a student matures into an independent, productive adult, increased responsibility is necessary and requires the acquisition of new skills to achieve personal goals and success.
If a student’s choice is to attend a post-secondary institution, specific knowledge of rights and responsibilities is essential. This brief outline highlights the differences between special education services at the K-12 level and the accommodation process at a post-secondary institution. More specific information may be obtained about the accommodation process at Illinois State University by contacting Student Access and Accommodation Services.