Colleges in Michigan and other parts of the U.S. are seeing a growing number of students who have cognitive and developmental disabilities, and are stepping up efforts to provide services to meet students' needs. At the University of Michigan-Flint, the number of students seeking assistance from the Office of Accessibility Services stood at 157 this fall, up from 66 in 2007. Special accommodations include campus counseling, university-appointed note-takers, audio textbooks and other assistive technology that helps students with autism and other special needs succeed.

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