A student's senior year of high school is often filled with fun and excitement, but there may also be some anxiety over the upcoming transition to college. Students with special needs may worry about a post-secondary education without the same academic supports they received in high school. By law, colleges and universities must provide reasonable accommodations, but some schools exceed their legal requirements (more info on domywriting.com/blog/costco-essay). Listed below are four universities… See More
in Texas that offer special programs for students with disabilities.
Texas State University
The Office of Disability Services (ODS) at Texas State University offers a variety of services based on individual needs. Some of the services provided by ODS include access to assistive technology, disability management counseling, advocacy, and note-takers. Students can also be referred for tutoring at the Student Support Services (SSS) and the Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC). SSS is federally funded and free for students, while SLAC is a fee-based program. Texas State University offers 96 Bachelor's, 86 Master's, and 12 Doctoral degree programs.
Baylor University is a private Christian institution that offers 144 undergraduate degrees, as well as dozens of graduate degrees. The Office of Access and Learning Accommodation (OALA) at Baylor University is "committed to assuring equal access in all aspects of the college experience." In addition to assisting with classroom accommodations, OALA offers a testing room, study room, and computer lab to its students. Baylor University also has an Autism Resource Center that hosts a support group for students with Asperger syndrome. Free tutoring, supplemental instruction, and study strategies instruction are available to all students.
Texas Tech University
Texas Tech University is a public research university that offers 150 undergraduate, 100 Master's, and 50 Doctoral degrees. The Student Disability Services (SDS) provides over 1,500 students with disabilities with the accommodations they need to succeed. In addition to general classroom and testing, some students may also be eligible for a reduced course load, which would allow them to take nine credits and still be considered full-time students. Students with learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may also receive one-on-one content and study skills tutoring and meetings with an academic counselor through the fee-based TECHniques Center.