In compliance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Office of Disability Services provides reasonable accommodations for students with learning, physical, medical and psychological disabilities. Academic Access is a cost-above-tuition service that provides students with enhanced services such as a learning specialist, academic coaching, and priority registration. Please visit the Academic Access Program(opens in a new tab) for more information.
Like most offices, it’s best to schedule an appointment, but if it is just a simple question or you are in need of a quick chat, come right on in! The office is Nugent Hall 353 (inside the library on the 3rd floor of Nugent) and we are open from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
If you want to schedule time with Director of Disability Services, Lauren Kilian, please request an appointment here.
Questions About Disability Services
Students’ individualized education plans and 504 plans are specific to the school and setting in which they were created. They do not transfer automatically, and we can only accept documentation from the individual to whom it was issued. Please see ourHow to Register pagefor more information about documentation requirements.
Yes, absolutely. You would request accommodations for Disability Services with a temporary disability and will be provided applicable accommodations as long as necessary. Documentation of the temporary disability is still required.
A good rule to follow is, request your testing appointment as soon as you know about the quiz or exam. But please note that you must submit the request at least a week in advance. Students with approved testing accommodations can submit requests for testing appointments in theAccommodateportal. If you’re having trouble or you’re not sure what’s needed, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, the Office of Disability Services also provides housing accommodations, reviews requests to modify Dining Dollars accounts, and offers registration to approved emotional support animals and optional campus registration to service animals.How to Register and Eligible Accommodations,or email@example.com more information.
Yes! Please let us know during your intake meeting. Sometimes accommodations differ as you move from high school to college or from one institution to another. However, if we are not able to provide a particular accommodation, we can discuss alternative strategies or connect you to additional resources.
Accommodations cannot make fundamental changes to course content, assignments, or College policies. Students requesting such adjustments may pursue an academic alteration. Please review Policies on Students with Disabilities for more information.
Yes! Academic Access students have access to all of the accommodations that Disability Services has to offer, in addition to what the Academic Access Program offers.
No, to apply for Academic Access, an additional application and a psychological evaluation are required.
Yes, we are located in Nugent Hall 353, inside the library on the 3rd floor of Nugent.
No, they are not mandatory. The meetings provide an opportunity for parents to communicate with other parents as well as a chance to discuss the student’s progress with the Academic Access Coordinator.