Wayne State College

Disability Services

Disability Laws

Wayne State College is an equal opportunity institution. WSC does not discriminate against any student, employee, or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age in employment and education opportunities.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, no qualified person will be denied access to, participation in, or the benefits of, any program or activity operated by the College because of disability.

For more information regarding specific disability-related laws, please refer to the following resources: 

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): This resource has information from the U.S. Department of Education regarding IDEA, which ensures services for students with disabilities in the K-12 educational system. Once the student enters post-secondary education the law no longer applies; the ADA and Section 504 take over from that point on.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act: This is a civil rights statute designed to ensure that programs receiving federal funding are accessible to students with disabilities. This resource is from the U.S. Department of Labor regarding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): ADA prohibits discrimination while ensuring opportunity for people with disabilities. This resource is from the U.S. Department of Justice regarding ADA and its amendments. 

Comparison of IDEA, ADA, and Section 504: The Disability Rights and Education and Defense Fund explains the difference between IDEA, ADA, and Section 504.