Resources for Students with Disabilities

Student Disability Resources (SDR) provides reasonable academic accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. SDR assists students within a broad range of disability categories, including but not limited to Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders, hearing impairments, learning disabilities, neurological impairments, physical disabilities, psychological disabilities, and visual impairments.

Students who seek assistance through SDR must self-disclose their need for such services to their campus SDR contact. To be eligible for reasonable academic accommodations, students must have a documented disability as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, 1973, or the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), 2008. A disability is defined under these laws as a physical or emotional impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.

When a student's disability warrants a priority registration, the student's degree audit, page 1, will display the appropriate registration date.

For students who suspect that they have a learning disability, the Psychological Clinic provides an initial screening to determine if further testing should be done. If further testing is warranted, an evaluation can be conducted to determine the nature of the disability and whether accommodations through the University may be justified. In addition, the clinic can evaluate students for possible Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and its possible impact on academic performance. The clinic can also evaluate students for cognitive (memory, attention, etc.) and other problems associated with traumatic brain injury or concussion, anxiety, or depression that may impact academic performance.

Adaptive Technology and Services in 113 W Pattee Library (814-865-0284) provides a variety of resources and assistive technologies such as software, customized hardware, and other devices.

Last Update: May 2016