Individuals, including students enrolled at Bethel College, are afforded certain rights under Federal legislation. Specifically, individuals with disabilities are provided rights under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and their appropriate amendments.
When at the college level, students with disabilities are entitled to support services. Students need to know enough about their disability to discuss it with the appropriate people. They must understand their rights and their strengths and weaknesses enough to know which accommodations to request. Students with disabilities need to be prepared for the independence and advocacy skills necessary for college life.