Disability Services

ADA Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Disability Services is to assist students with disabilities in achieving access to higher education and to promote their ongoing personal and educational success, as well as increase the awareness and responsiveness of the campus community to students with disabilities.

Purpose

The Office of Disability Services provides information and supportive services to students with disabilities. Once students have provided documentation of a disability as outlined in the manual, they may be eligible to receive appropriate educational accommodations.

Services

It is the responsibility of the student to contact the ADA office to discuss your accommodations and to request that letters be sent to your instructors each term. The Director of Disability Services will recommend reasonable and appropriate accommodations based on the documentation for eligible students with disabilities. Any student on the university campus or at the centers can provide recent documentation of one or more disabilities that may qualify for services under the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Plan. A disability is defined as any condition that substantially limits one or more major life activity. Services are contingent upon appropriate documentation of a disability.

Following are examples of the types of disabilities that might require services:

  • Visually Impaired
  • Motor Impaired
  • Learning Disabled
  • Communication Disorder
  • Health Impaired
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Psychological Disorder

Services may include but are not limited to:

  • Extended time for tests and assignments
  • Enlarged written materials
  • Taped lectures
  • Books on Tape

New students must request services in person and complete the documentation process. Once documentation is provided, students must make an appointment for an intake interview.

Returning students do not need to schedule an appointment to request services for the semester. Simply email your schedule including your instructor(s) names, course number and title to ada@saintleo.edu.

Students requesting books on tape, special seating, use of special equipment, captioning, and interpreters must request these services one semester prior to anticipated need.

Policy and Procedure Manual

Click here to view Policy and Procedure Manual.

Click here to view Guide to Reasonable Accommodations for Teaching Students With Disabilities.

Click here for a Rights and Responsibilities of Students with Disabilities Form.

For information concerning the Americans with Disablities Act, contact ADA.

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