Creativity is an important aspect of college success. The ability to solve problems, choose classes, and maintain a strong academic standing requires a certain degree of creative thought and focus. However, as a college student with a disability, I have noticed that disabled students are not encouraged to creatively take charge of their education.
Resource for College Students with Special Disabilities.
by Laura Minges
Special to Juco.com
In the last ten years, the subject of educational accommodations for students with disabilities has received greater attention than ever before. While this has increased the number of schools offering services to disabled students, it has also resulted in two very strong assumptions. The first of these is that students who receive accommodations should succeed as a direct result of the accommodations given. The second is that anything a disabled student needs to achieve success is an accommodation. These assumptions lead to the conclusion that accommodating disabilities is both a complex process and a cure-all.
As a student with both a