Which students might be eligible for
Students with an identified disability may be eligible for
accommodations. Examples include, but are not limited to, students
with learning disabilities, ADHD, health problems, physical
limitations or mental health related issues. Also, students with
hearing impairments, visual disabilities, or speech/communication
related issues may be eligible.
How do I obtain accommodations for my
University campus students may contact the Office of
Accessibility Services at (352) 588-8464 and arrange to meet with
the Director of Disability Services. Center students should arrange
to meet with their Academic Advisor. All students should bring
documentation of their disability to the appointment. Reference the
steps outlined for requesting accommodations.
What kind of documentation must I provide to be eligible
Documentation must contain a diagnosis of your specific
disability and a rationale for accommodations. Testing must be
current; ideally your documentation has been completed within the
last 3 years (for more information, read the Policy and
Procedure Manual for Students with Disabilities.)
What accommodations are available?
A wide variety of accommodations are available depending on your
disability. The Director of Accessibility Services will work with
you (and your Academic Advisor, for center students) to determine
which accommodations you need. All decisions are made on a
Where is the Office of Disability Services
The Office of Accessibility Services is located inside the
Learning Resource Center on the first floor of Kirk Hall. The
office numbers are 120 and 121.
I had an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) in high
school; can I use my IEP as documentation?
Although an IEP is helpful in understanding the history of the
disability, it cannot be used as documentation for the disability.
Please reference the Policy &
Procedure Manual to learn the appropriate documentation needed
to obtain accommodations.
I received special education (IDEA) or 504 services in
high school; how are these services different in
Colleges are required to provide any reasonable accommodation
that may be necessary for equal access to education. They are not
required to design special programs or Individualized Educational
Plans (IEPs) for students with disabilities.
What role do my parents play in the
Students who are 18 years old or older are legally recognized as
adults. Therefore, the student is responsible for his or her own
accommodation requests and disability-related decisions. However,
students are encouraged to have an open dialogue with their
parents. Parents can be a wonderful source of support.
Is there a charge for receiving accommodations from
There is no charge for receiving accommodations from the Office
of Disability Services.
What if I have not been diagnosed but suspect I have a
If you suspect you have a learning disability, we encourage you
to meet with the Office of Accessibility Services. Although Saint
Leo University does not provide psycho-educational evaluations, the
Director of the OAS will work with the student and decide if a
referral is necessary. The Director may refer the student to an
off-campus licensed psychologist for a complete psycho-educational
evaluation and assessment of skills. The cost of psycho-educational
testing is the responsibility of the student.