ADA Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between the services I received in high school and those I'll receive at FC?
The transition from high school to college is difficult for all students. Students with disabilities have to deal with the same issues all students face, but they also have added challenges in how support services are requested and arranged. Students must assume more responsibility and play a much more active role in obtaining disability services than they did in high school. High school services are geared more toward guaranteeing "success" for all students, while college services provide "access". A college student with a disability must become a self-advocate; he or she should be able to communicate what the disability is, how it impacts and limits major life activities, and identify and justify requested accommodations.