Services and Accommodations

 

Services and Accommodations


Consultation

The Student Disability Specialists are available during office hours to assist students in accessing reasonable accommodations and in determining which accommodations are appropriate. The nature and extent of a student's physical/medical disability must be documented by a physician or health care professional. The presence of a specific learning disability must be documented by a psychologist or learning disabilities specialist. Students with psychological/emotional disabilities can obtain documentation from either a psychiatrist, a licensed psychologist or a licensed therapist. Students are required to meet with a Student Disability Specialist each semester to discuss accommodations for the current semester. If a student has not identified to the office by providing documentation of his/her disability and consented to the limited sharing of information regarding the disability, she/he will not be eligible to receive accommodations. Students, parents, faculty and staff members are encouraged to call at any time to discuss issues related to students with disabilities.

 

Advocacy

In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Student Disability Specialists will act as advocates to ensure that all students with disabilities have access to the programs and activities for which they are otherwise qualified to participate.

 

Accommodations

SDS services may include but are not limited to:

  • Academic accommodations, e.g. note-taking support
  • Alternative testing arrangements
  • Materials in alternate format and adaptive technology
  • Special housing requests
  • Referral for other support services, e.g. tutoring