Services for Students with Disabilities

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Sweet Briar College offers services to any student with disabilities who wishes to seek accommodations and provides reasonable documentation of disability. The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) establishes the requirements for services and accommodations at the post-secondary level.

There are significant differences between IDEA regulations for K-12 education and ADA regulations at the post-secondary level. Students who apply to Sweet Briar College do not need to disclose disability during the application and admission process. Disability is determined based on the criteria set forth by ADA and includes cognitive, mental health, physical and medical disabilities.

The transition to college can be difficult for any individual but may pose additional challenges for students with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations may differ from those provided in K-12 programs and are designed to provide students equal access to academic and non-academic activities of daily living. Sweet Briar College also works with students who have temporary or acute disabilities expected to be limited in duration.