Rights and Responsibilities

Students with disabilities coming into a postsecondary educational institution such as Truman should be aware of their rights and responsibilities, and how they differ from those of a high school student.

High schools are required by law under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to identify students with disabilities and determine what special provisions the student needs, and provide them. This is not the case in postsecondary schools. Students with disabilities at Truman who wish to have special accommodations must first self-disclose this information to the Disability Services Office.

In addition, services and accommodations that were appropriate at the high-school level may not be applicable at a postsecondary institution.