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Dear Customer, thank you for choosing Just Answer, I would like to assist you today. Please keep in mind that I cannot evaluate your son's specific claim against the University through this forum (only an attorney that your son retains locally can provide this kind of legal advice or instruction). I can provide you with general information regarding the application of disability guidelines (specifically the ADA and federal 504 regulations) on secondary school education.
As you have described it, it is likely that the school, through the Dean's office, was acting within its rights under the current regulatory guidelines. As drafted, when a student leaves high school and enters college, the scope of the accommodations changes dramatically. In high school, the emphasis is on ensuring the student is given the same level of learning as the other students, through assisted classrooms, aides, teaching supports, etc. Once the student enters college or university, the accommodations change to equal access. The student is entitled to access the services the same as the other students, and is given the same opportunity to achieve along with those students. While some accommodations for texts or learning assistance may be offered, the access to these services is much more limited.
A helpful article is published by Rutgers, and can be found here, describing the differences between the two levels of education and may help you and your son better understand whether or not there is a claim in your case: http://disabilityservices.rutgers.edu/plans.html
Oh! the IEP program did not tell us anything about it.
No the IEP is solely for the lower grades and high school. Unfortunately, not all educators are able to go into these distinctions (or are completely sure of these distinctions themselves). You can work with this however, and it is possible for your son to reevaluate his college education, especially at this early stage, using the proper framework to his advantage.
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Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX need some time to consume the information. So basically, at this case, I do not have a case to go against the university ? But I think can appeal the assistant dean's decision to the dean, VP for academic affairs ?
Ok, I understand. Thanks.
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