What protections do the American's with Disabilities Act give to college students?

The protections that the Americans with Disabilities Act or the ADA provides to college students are various in scope. In short, the ADA provides for equal access to education at the college level. It can also include accommodations that would be provided to a student to address or meet their disability accommodations that is. For example, student may be allowed extra time to take an exam, maybe provided a private setting to take an exam, maybe provided say, someone to take notes for him or her in class.

There's various accommodations that can be made. Ultimately, the ADA is designed to allow people with disabilities to have an equal access to education in this instance, at the college and university level. Regrettably, despite the noble intentions of the ADA, schools are not always mindful of the protections and rights that the ADA provides to such students. It can sometimes take action, including say, sanctioning a student academically or for disciplinary reasons without taking into account their ADA challenges and say disability accommodations and ultimately their rights.

Having an experienced attorney advisor can help you understand and navigate the process, can help you understand and protect your rights and interests. They should be involved if you're facing any kind of issue with the Americans with Disabilities Act at your college or university.

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