The Office of Disability Services (ODS), located on the first floor of DeTamble Library, provides assistance to students with disabilities. Students with a physical or mental condition that impacts them in academics or campus life may be eligible. The goal is to assist students devise strategies for meeting University demands and to foster independence, responsibility, and self-advocacy. Students requesting accommodations must submit adequate, appropriate, and current documentation to verify eligibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the ADA Amendment Act of 2012. Documentation must be obtained from a licensed medical or mental health professional. Documentation must be up to date (4 years or less), depending on the nature of the disability. Documentation must list the diagnosis and describe in detail the functional impact of the disability along with recommendations for reasonable accommodations.
Accommodations and support are provided on an individualized basis determined by disability documentation and conversations with the student. Services may include note taking and lab assistance, alternative testing arrangements, alternate formatting of documents, adaptive technology, individual counseling for academic concerns related to disabilities, and counseling to help students learn effective self-advocacy skills. Other services may be available after consultation with the Program Coordinator for Disability Services.
Accommodations cannot be provided until completion of registration with the Program Coordinator for Disability Services and determination of eligibility. The first step in applying for Disability Services support is to fill out the following form. You will be contacted within 72 business hours of your form submission.
Information on specific documentation requirements is available from Disability Services at 910-277-5337. All disability documentation will remain strictly confidential and is not a part of the student’s academic record.
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