In recent years, many colleges and universities across the country have been creating opportunities for students with disabilities. Although laws are different from the k-12 public school system to colleges/universities, individuals with disabilities are still protected. In the k-12 setting, schools follow the law based on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004. Post-secondary options, however, follow the law outlined by the Office for Civil Rights.
To LEARN MORE about post-secondary options, click on the following link and then go to the “Find a College” tab and follow the prompts to find the appropriate college/university for you: http://www.thinkcollege.net/
To LEARN MORE about student’s rights under the Office of Civil Rights, click the following link for a “Frequently Asked Questions” page: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/transition.html
Post-Secondary Programs for Adults with Disabilities (MidWest)
**This document was created in 2016. Please contact the programs directly for the most updated information.
Ruby’s Rainbow Scholarships range between $1,000 and $10,000 and must be utilized in full within one academic year.
Scholarships open to students with learning disabilities and cognitive disabilities.