The Office of Disability Services
Welcome to Neumann University Disability Services! Our mission and values encourage us to respect and serve others, especially those who are challenged by some of tasks that most people take for granted, like reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic--the "3 Rs". Doing so ensures that Neumann University acts consistently with its mission statement and values, and that it complies with state and federal regulations to support persons with disabilities.
If you have a documented learning difference, a medical disability, or a psychiatric disability, and you need support in managing your academic life or your residence life here at the university, you have arrived at the right place. Please look over some of the supports that we offer to accommodate your challenges, and please contact us if you need them.
Neumann University, consistent with its Mission Statement, is committed to providing equal education opportunities to all qualified students with disabilities. In accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as Amended and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as Amended, Neumann University will provide appropriate and reasonable accommodations, which allow equal access to its educational programs.
A student with disabilities is defined as anyone having one or more physical or psychological impairments that limit major life activities. Some examples are vision impairments, hearing impairments, ADD/ADHD, learning impairments, certain psychiatric conditions, 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. Students declare their disabilities to Neumann University by providing the Disabilities Services Coordinator (DSC) in the Ford Academic Resource Center (ARC) with current documentation of the disability by qualified professionals. The declaration remains confidential unless students provide the DSC with written permission to release this information. At this time, students may fill out and sign a Voluntary Disability Disclosure Forms, which give the DSC permission to contact the appropriate faculty member(s) regarding the students' particular needs.
Request for Accommodation of Disabilities
Once the documentation of the disabilities have been filed, students are also responsible for communicating their particular needs to the Disabilities Services Coordinator prior to the start of each semester by completing a "Request for Accommodations". Students are also invited and encouraged to discuss their needs with their instructors, the Dean of Student Affairs, the Director of the Counseling Center for Wellness, and the Director of Health Services.
Disabilities Services Coordinator: Vince Riley
Office: John C. Ford Academic Resource Center (on the ground floor, beneath the Library in the Bachmann Main Building, Room 37)