The purpose of academic disability accommodation in higher education is not to make the student’s educational experience easier, but instead is designed to remedy the effects of the disability, within reason. Our goal in providing services is to ensure that the student’s disability does not prevent them from enjoying the same educational and experiential opportunities as any non-disabled student.
The two laws that govern disability accommodations in higher education are Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title III is specifically for non-public schools) and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act. Please note though, K12 education is governed by different laws than institutions of higher education, and so academic accommodations may work differently at Donnelly College than you have experienced before arriving. All submitted documents must be current and signed by a licensed professional.
PLEASE NOTE: Students must directly contact the Dean of the College to start the accommodations process. Students must hand deliver their documents to the Dean of the College and arrange a meeting to discuss accommodations. A parent who wishes to discuss their student’s accommodations must have an academic FERPA release form on file with the Registrar’s Office.