It is important that students and their advocates become knowledgeable about their rights and responsibilities in postsecondary education. Although protections exist, the students have considerably more responsibility in postsecondary education to request their own accommodations. This responsibility is ongoing. For many students with disabilities, good self-advocacy skills are the key to success, and knowing their rights is one essential element of effective self-advocacy.
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Suicide Crisis Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) Toll Free
Child Abuse & Maltreatment Hotline
1-800-342-3720, Toll Free
1-800-342-3720, NY Relay
Vulnerable Persons Central Register (VPCR) Hotline
1-855-373-2122 Toll Free
A-Z of Disabilities and Accommodations
(800) 526-7234 Toll Free
(877) 781-9403 TTY
Become a Family Peer Advocate (FPA)
1-888-326-8644 Toll Free
Disability Resource Clearinghouse and Navigators
1-800-624-4143 Toll Free
7-1-1 NY Relay
Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) Questions
1-888-NYSHESC (1-888-697-4372) Toll Free
Home of Your Own (HOYO) Program
Social Security Office Locator
1-800-772-1213 Toll Free
1-855-322-1022 Toll Free
Work Incentives Hotline
1-888-224-3272 Toll Free
Information and support for individuals and families with behavioral, emotional, physical and/or mental health challenges.
Help given to a person or organization in the form of money, loans, reduced taxes, etc.
Information regarding the discrimination against people with physical/mental disabilities, as well as information on protective services.
Planning, development, delivery, and evaluation of activities designed to achieve specific learning objectives and help resolve problems.