Students with documentation of a physical, learning, or psychiatric disability may be eligible for accessibility assistance through the Accessibility and Disability Service at the Counseling Center.
Students with physical disabilities present unique classroom access and accommodation needs associated with limitations in mobility, speaking, hearing, and/or vision.
Students with medical disabilities may have difficulty with participating in their academic programs due to the disorder or the ongoing treatment protocol.
Students with learning disabilities have neurological impairments that interfere with and slow down information processing, memory and retrieval, and output. These disabilities can impact reading, writing, math, attention, concentration, and/or overall organization·
Students with psychiatric disabilities have a chronic and debilitating psychological diagnosis that interferes with their ability to participate in a routine educational program. Examples of diagnoses in this category include Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression, Anxiety Disorders, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Students with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) may experience inattentive, hyperactive, and/or impulsive behaviors due to a dysfunction of the central nervous system. These behaviors may compromise an individual’s social, vocational and academic performance.
Student with Autism Spectrum Disorder experience difficulties with communication, social interaction, abstract reasoning and expression of feelings and emotions. Learning disabilities, anxiety or hyper- or hypo-sensitivity might co-exist with autism.
Some students with disabilities have registered with the Accessibility and Disability Service (ADS) and received accommodations. Other students may not realize that they have a particular problem and that treatment and accommodations are available.