Disability Services

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The Office of Disability Services coordinates academic accommodations for students with mental, physical and developmental disabilities. This office requires certain documentation from a medical or mental health provider in order to offer various accommodations to students.

Such academic accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

  • Extra time on tests and quizzes.
  • An isolated testing room for a quieter and less distracting environment.
  • Preferential seating in the front row of the classroom.
  • Note-taking assistance, among other modifications.

Request for disability services forms are available by stopping by the office or by downloading them from below. If and when a student’s application is approved, the Office of Disability Services will provide the student with a letter for their instructors. While it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to ensure they have received the adjustments they need in the classroom, this office is the first point of contact for all students with disabilities and will try to ensure that every qualified person who needs reasonable accommodations on campus can get them.

Hours of Operation

Counseling and disability services are available:

  • Monday–Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., by appointment.
  • Walk-in hours are available.

To schedule an appointment, send an email.

Testing Center Hours

The Testing Center is open from 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fridays. Only students with disability accommodations have access to the Testing Center. The Testing Center is located at Academic Success Center East in residence hall II. Students with accommodations may schedule their upcoming exam here.

Forms and Documents

Please note that all forms should be filled out by the student. While students may allow their parents or guardians to help them, students should not have anyone else (including their medical or mental health providers) fill out the forms on their behalf. Separate documentation from licensed evaluators and treatment providers is required to support a student’s application and to verify any health conditions.

Please email for the Request for Disability Services Packet. Please submit your Request for Disability Services Packet three weeks prior to the start of the semester so that we can ensure timely implementation of any accommodations.

Resources

 

Johnson Scholarship

The Johnson Scholarship can offer significant financial assistance to qualified individuals. Below you will find a list of specific requirements for applying to this program, as well as the application packet. The packet requires a FAFSA form. While the FAFSA forms are due April 15 on the government’s website, all other materials must be submitted by April 1 to the Office of Disability Services.

  • Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Blind or low vision
  • Deaf/hard of hearing
  • Orthopedic disability
  • Psychological, emotional, or behavioral disability
  • Speech/language disability
  • Specific learning disability
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Other health disabilities

 2019-20 Scholarship

Application

Renewal Application

 

Additional Resources

  • Counseling Services provides mental health counseling for students who need help working through and overcoming personal problems.
  • The Health Clinic is provided by Lakeland Regional Health and is staffed by a registered nurse.