What is the ADA?
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act states that "no otherwise qualified individual with disabilities in the United States...shall, solely by reason of his/her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance" The ADA furthered this provision against discrimination by including all institutions, private or otherwise.
What is a disability?
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, a disability is something that interferes with the daily function of your life. This can include physical, cognitive (such as traumatic brain injury), mental illness, hearing and vision as well as learning disabilities.
Can I get the same accommodations I had when I was in High School?
The accommodations that you will receive are those that will help you to get the most out of your classes and college experience. To be able to receive services, you must first come to Disability Services and request services. During the intake interview, accommodations that are suited to your needs and disability will be drawn up. Students in grades K-12 are covered by IDEA laws and colleges/universities are covered by ADA, a very different law. Not all modifications allowed in the public schools are transferable to college level courses.