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Student Accessibility Services

Transitioning to Clemson

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) works with students, faculty and staff to ensure that all students at Clemson have equivalent access to campus curricula, facilities, services and resources through universal design, accommodations and creative solutions. Student Accessibility Services wants to help students who are new to Clemson in their transition. For more information on how to get started with registering for accommodations, please visit the How to Register page.

How to Register page
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Transitioning from high school to college —IDEA vs. ADA

Accommodations at the postsecondary level often look different from high school accommodations. At the postsecondary level, the Americans with Disabilities Act (as amended in 2008) outlines a university’s equal access responsibilities. K-12 schools are governed by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to implement success-focused accommodations.

Both the IDEA and the ADA protect the rights of individuals with disabilities, but they have different goals. More information can be found at the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund.


Transition Workshops

Transition workshops aim to bridge the gap for students with disabilities transitioning from high school to college and may be targeted to students, parents or high school and community professionals. The sessions cover a range of topics, such as understanding the differences between high school and college life with a disability, creating timelines for students to connect with the disability services office, developing transition plans and demonstrating assistive technology.

Presently, there are no transition workshops scheduled at Clemson. Please check this page periodically for any updates on upcoming workshops.