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Disabilities Services

 

 

Neumann University, consistent with its Mission Statement, is committed to providing equal education opportunities to all qualified students with disabilities. In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Neumann University will provide appropriate and reasonable accommodations, which allow equal access to its educational programs.

Definition

A student with disabilities is defined as anyone having one or more physical or psychological impairments that limit major life activities. Some examples would be vision impairments, hearing impairments, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, and orthopedic or mobility impairments.


Declaration and Documentation of Disabilities

Students are responsible for declaring their disabilities to the University in order to be eligible for accommodations or special services. A student declares her/his disability to Neumann University by providing the Disabilities Services Coordinator in the Ford Academic Resource Center (ARC) with current documentation of the disability by a qualified professional. The declaration remains confidential unless the student provides the Coordinator with written permission to release this information.

 

Request for Accommodation of Disabilities

Once the documentation of the disability has been filed, the student is also responsible for communicating her/his particular needs to the Disabilities Services Coordinator prior to the start of each semester. At this time, the student may fill out and sign a Disclosure and Notification Form, which gives ARC personnel permission to contact the appropriate faculty member(s) regarding the student's particular needs. Students are also invited and encouraged to discuss their needs with their teachers, the Director of Student Activities, and the Director of Counseling/Health Services.

 

 

 

 

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