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ADA/504 Disability Services

The Stephens College Student Success Center is committed to offering accommodations for students with mental or physical disabilities. We look forward to serving you.

Sady Mayer Strand
Student Success Center Director and ADA/504 Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (573) 876-7240

Accommodations Process

  1. Enrolled students who wish to self-identify as having a documented disability should contact the ADA/Section 504 Coordinator and deliver a completed Request for Disability Services and Accommodations form with accompanying disability documentation. Planning ahead will ensure that accommodations are in place your first semester.
  2. Disability documentation, which must be completed by a credentialed professional, should be current, complete, and appropriate. The Student Handbook, Within the Ivy (2013-2014, pages 46-47), provides information regarding current, complete, and appropriate documentation. In addition, please consult the Disability Documentation Factsheet for a comprehensive list of elements needed in quality documentation.
  3. You will need to meet with the ADA/Section 504 Coordinator. She, and possibly the ADA/Section 504 Committee, 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 request your accommodations through the ADA/Section 504 Coordinator at the beginning of each semester.

Student Responsibilities for ADA Accommodations

Stephens College respects its students as legal and social adults, responsible for identifying their special needs and working actively to ensure those needs are being met. 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 with disability certification 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 Student Handbook, Within the Ivy (2013-2014, pages 42-54).

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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