Services for Students with Disabilities
Lynchburg College offers services to any student with disabilities who wishes to seek accommodations and provides reasonable documentation of disability. The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) establishes the requirements for services and accommodations at the post-secondary level.
There are significant differences between IDEA regulations for K-12 education and ADA regulations at the post-secondary level. Students who apply to Lynchburg College should not disclose disability during the application and admission process. Disability is determined based on the criteria set forth by ADA and includes cognitive, mental health, physical, and medical disabilities. Transition to college is difficult for any individual, but may pose additional challenges for students with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations may differ from those provided in K-12 programs and are designed to provide students equal access to academic and non-academic activities of daily living. Lynchburg College also works with students who have temporary or acute disabilities expected to be short term in duration.