Any student will face challenges while pursuing education, but students with disabilities may face additional obstacles between them and graduation. Such difficulties may include social challenges, demanding academic tasks, and obtaining disability accommodations. Yet, students with disabilities shouldn't feel alone in their endeavors. For example, one study shows that disabled students account for nearly 20 percent of all enrollees at colleges and universities nationwide. Regardless of the type of disability—emotional, mental, or physical—state and federal laws require schools to provide reasonable accommodations for qualifying conditions. However, Alaska's schools sometimes fail in their obligations to students, threatening their access to equal education and chances of graduation. If your primary or secondary school, institution of higher education, or other academic program refuses to account for your disability and provide reasonable accommodations, contact national education lawyer Joseph D. Lento. He and the Lento Law Firm's Student Defense Team stand equipped and ready to fight for your disability rights and equal education access.