Legal protections against discrimination continue beyond high school graduation. However, it is not automatically assumed that a student who is receives accommodations and services in high school will need or be provided with those same services in college or technical school.
This is a time of transition when parents should be handing over the responsibility for securing accommodations and services to the individual student. Parents and students should inquire about the process for evaluation and securing services with the office of disability services as soon as the student decides where s/he will attend.
Below are some of the Association's key resources to help ensure that college students with diabetes understand their rights and are treated fairly.
- Going to College with Diabetes: A Self Advocacy Guide for Students (PDF 713KB)
- Fact Sheet on Diabetes and Post-Secondary Education
- Standardized Testing and Diabetes
- On Campus and On Course
- Moving Up: "Going to College with Diabetes" Provides Tips and Resources
- OCR's Post-Secondary School Guidance
Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities
- People with Disabilities and Postsecondary Education
National Council on Disabilities Position Paper