A viewer’s son is entering college. Since he has a disability, is it possible to get an IEP? Philadelphia attorneys Greg Fellerman and Ed Ciarimboli explain her son’s options.
Dave Kuharchik: We’ve got an education-related question for college today in “The Law & You.” They guys that have the answers on really every legal scenario imaginable, attorneys Greg Fellerman and Ed Ciarimboli are here.
Ed Ciarimboli: We were two stars in college.
Dave: Almost anyway.
Greg Fellerman: I had my moments.
Dave: All right, here’s the question for tonight and Mike from Plains says, “My son has a disability and is going to college. Can he get an IEP for college?” Is that possible?
Ed: Yes, he absolutely can. An IEP is an Individualized Education Plan or Program. The testing that was done on your son resulted in an IEP in high school. That same testing can result in an IEP in college. So what your son is going to need to do is go see the guidance counselor or advisor in college. Make sure you have all that documentation and take it to the advisor because then he will get accommodations in college. He can get note-taking, he can get more time for tests. They really do a great, great job in giving accommodations for disabilities. But you have to have the documentation and you got to be an advocate for you and your son.
Greg: A lot of parents don’t understand the fight continues into college for your child to get those accommodations or needs. Because a lot of kids, they’re bright kids, they just have these difficulties learning and succeed very well in college if those accommodations are granted. So make sure you document, get out there and get the kid what he deserves.
Dave: And reach out to the lawyers here on “The Law & You” through their website or give them a call. Don’t forget, results matter. Attorneys Greg Fellerman and Ed Ciarimbol, thanks, guys.
Greg and Ed: Thanks, Dave.
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