Advocacy & Student Rights
ADA Advocacy Guide for Students:
- Information about students’ legal rights and postsecondary institutions’ legal obligations.
- Strategies for obtaining reasonable modifications and accommodations such as permission to reschedule exams, eat in class, and have regular breaks in internships or on-campus jobs.
- Sample letters for students to give to their health care providers to use to document the need for such modifications and accommodations.
- Practical tips to help students manage their diabetes in a new environment.
- Detailed legal information for when a formal complaint or legal action may become necessary.
Are you experiencing discrimination? Call 1-800-DIABETES, and request to speak to an ADA legal advocate. While unable to represent individuals, ADA legal advocates (who are licensed attorneys) provide information about legal rights, provide self-advocacy and negotiation tools, and, where necessary and appropriate, guide callers through the applicable legal process.