Accommodating students

Sample Syllabus Statement If you need any special accommodations, please provide your instructor with a copy of your Accommodation Determination Letter (provided to you by the Student Disability Services office) as soon as possible so that you may discuss with him/her how your accommodations may be implemented in this course. Follow the Instructions on the Accommodation Determination Letter Provide academic accommodations only after you have received a copy of the Accommodation Determination Letter and provide only those that are listed in the letter.If a student requests academic accommodations or provides you with disability documentation, but does not submit an Accommodation Determination Letter, or if a student requests academic accommodations that are not listed in the letter, refer that student to Student Disability Services.Reasonable accommodation in the classroom is a provision of federal and state laws including the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, commonly known as Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, commonly known as the ADA.The goal of reasonable accommodations is to remove physical and instructional barriers to learning so that students with disabilities can compete on the basis of their academic abilities.The SDS requests that students submit their letters as soon as they register for a class and within the first week of class. Include a Disability Statement on Your Syllabus Include a statement on your syllabus asking students to provide you with their Accommodation Determination Letter to ensure that those needs are met in a timely manner.

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You and the student must agree on how to best use the accommodation under different circumstances.

Students who wish to request an academic modification or adjustment must work with Student Disability Services (SDS) to initiate the disability determination process.

After SDS determines a student’s eligibility, it will issue the student an Accommodation Determination Letter, which outlines the precise reasonable accommodations that the University must provide.

The student is not responsible for reminding faculty or renegotiating accommodations throughout the semester. Some accommodation letters may also include other information, such as suggestions of teaching strategies that would help the particular student, information about the particular disability, or how to respond in case of a seizure or other medical emergency.

Call Access Ability Services with any questions about information provided in the Accommodation Letter. If you believe the specified accommodations will fundamentally alter an essential requirement of your course, pose a health or safety risk or an undue hardship, please contact the Access Ability Services Director and explain your concern.

If you are eligible, they will give you an accommodation letter which you should bring to me as soon as possible.” 2.

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