College Resources for People with Disabilities
The BUILD program at the University of Indianapolis. This is a program that provides supports for students with disabilities to attend college who may not have had the opportunity without them. While all universities are required to have reasonable accommodations offered at no charge, the University of Indianapolis also offers the BUILD program.
BUILD is a full support program that is designed to help college students with learning-related disabilities (ASD, SLD, ADHD, etc.) earn an associate’s or baccalaureate degree. This is a fee-for-service program that goes significantly beyond the appropriate, reasonable accommodations required for ADA compliance. An added bonus is that Vocational Rehabilitation funds often help pay the BUILD fee.
Some of the supports offered through BUILD:
- Individualized, professional tutoring
- Specialized classes: Study Skills, English, Math, and a Spanish course specifically created for students with learning differences
- Focus on Executive Functioning
- Access to Assistive Technology
- Use of the Testing Center
This level of support is not typical at universities and goes above and beyond services offered at other universities.
Additional information is available through the BUILD website at http://www.uindy.edu/ssd/buildHow do you get from where you are today to the life and career you want? Consider this your road map. Here you'll find the tools you need to plan your career path, help pick the right school and take an honest look at how to pay for it all.
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