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ADA/Section 504 Accessibility Services

The Stephens College Student Success Center is committed to offering ADA/ Section 504 accommodations for students with accessibility needs. We look forward to serving you.

Sady Mayer Strand
Student Success Center Director and ADA/Section504 Coordinator
Email: smayer@stephens.edu
Phone: (573) 876-7240

Accommodations Process

  1. Enrolled students who wish to self-identify as having a documented need for accessibility services should contact the ADA/Section 504 Coordinator and deliver a completed Request for Services and Accommodations form with accompanying documentation. Planning ahead will ensure that accommodations are in place your first semester.
  2. Documentation, which must be completed by a credentialed professional, should be current, complete, and appropriate. The Stephens College Student Handbook, (Within the Ivy), provides information regarding documentation. In addition, please consult the Documentation Factsheet for a comprehensive list of elements needed in quality documentation.
  3. With crucial input from you, the ADA/Section 504 Coordinator will develop and implement an accommodation plan to meet your needs. If you receive academic accommodations, letters will be prepared to notify your instructors.
  4. After this initial process, you will reactivate your accommodations through the ADA/Section 504 Coordinator at the beginning of each semester.

Student Responsibilities for ADA Accommodations

Developing and implementing appropriate accommodations can require significant time and effort from multiple offices and individuals across campus; a student’s prompt attention to the College’s requests for information and feedback are essential if a plan for accommodations is to be implemented in a timely, efficient way.

Students registered with the ADA/Section 504 Coordinator should contact their professors at the beginning of the semester to make arrangements for approved academic accommodations. In all cases, such arrangements should be confirmed in advance of when the requested accommodation will be needed.

For more information regarding the College’s ADA policies and procedures, please refer to the Stephens College Student Handbook (Within the Ivy).

Additional Resource

The University of Washington’s DO-IT Center website provides a wealth of ADA resources for both students and faculty.

 

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