The process of selecting and applying to colleges can be overwhelming and stressful. As a student with cochlear implants, you may have to consider a few additional things when you select a college.
College is a new and exciting chapter in your life. As a student with cochlear implants, you may have worries about academic and social challenges during school.
As a parent of a student with cochlear implants, your role changes as your student transitions from high school to college. Ultimately many responsibilities will shift to your student, particularly requesting and receiving accommodations.
There are two civil rights statutes that protect the rights of students with disabilities in college: the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504). These laws aim to prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability and ensure equal access to education.
Cochlear Implant University provides useful tips to help high school students with cochlear implants prepare for college and straightforward advice to help college students with cochlear implants adjust to life on campus.
Cochlear Implant University was developed by KDH Research & Communication with funding from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (grant number R43 DC013503-01). The content is solely the responsibility of the author and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders or the National Institutes of Health.