Disability Services

 

Disability Services

 

Wilson College makes every effort to meet the needs of students with documented disabilities and/or learning differences. Depending on documentation provided by the student, accommodations may include the following:

  • Permission to record lectures.
  • Assistance in finding a volunteer notetaker.
  • Copies of lecture notes when available.
  • Extended (but not unlimited) time on tests.
  • Alternate, distraction-reduced test sites.
  • Enlarged tests/handouts.
  • Reader to read test questions.
  • Scribe to record answers.
  • Oral testing when appropriate.
  • Permission to use special learning aids such as calculators, spell-checks, etc. when appropriate.
  • Other specific accommodations as determined on a case-by-case basis.
Note: The presence of a disability and/or learning difference and the granting of accommodations do not negate the student's responsibility to attend classes regularly, meet course requirements/standards, and use granted accommodations responsibly.
 
Students may complete and submit a Request for Disability Support Form to begin this process.

Your Documentation:

 

  • Must be submitted for review before accommodations are granted.

  • Must meet Wilson Disability Policy standards.

  • Must be recent and accurately evaluate the student's current condition and/or learning abilities.

Documentation (copies not originals) should include one or more of the following:

  • Grade 12 IEP (incoming Freshmen).  Note: A high school IEP alone is usually not sufficient documentation for college disability services.

  • Accommodation history / IEP from previous college (transfers).

  • Department of Vocational Rehabilitation documentation.

  • Results of private testing and/or medical diagnosis specifically related to the disability or condition in question. Note: Wilson College does not provide testing services.

  • Evaluations by a certified special educator or educational psychologist indicating and supporting the presence of a learning disability or difference.

  • Specific recommendations for accommodations required to accommodate the disability or condition.

 

Please note: It is the student's responsibility to contact the Academic Support Center to submit copies of relevant documentation. Accommodations cannot be determined or arranged without this paperwork AND an initial conference with the Academic Support Center Director.

 

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Procedures and Related Policies

 

This is an overview of the process used to obtain services/accommodations:

 

  1. Student submits a Declaration of Disability Form
  2. Student forwards documentation to the Academic Support Center (ASC) as soon as possible after admission to the college
  3. The Academic Support Center Director reviews the documentation
  4. The student and ASC Director meet (as early in the school year as possible)
  5. Appropriate accommodations, if any, are determined
  6. Student provides the Academic Support Center a copy of class schedules
  7. Instructors are notified of academic accommodations by the Academic Support Center

 

Students must submit new schedules at the beginning of each semester and are encouraged to meet with the Academic Support Center Director periodically throughout the year and whenever problems arise. Two meetings per semester are required.

 

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Housing Accommodations

Requests for residential housing accommodations can be made by completing the Housing Accommodation Request. This includes requests due to medical conditions,  psychological conditions or disabilities. Please note that proper medical documentation must be submitted to the Academic Support Center along with the Housing Accommodation Request form in order to be considered.

Testing Center

The Academic Support Center offers testing accommodations for eligible Wilson College students. Students who have documentation supporting accommodations such as extended time, distraction-reduced testing, computerized testing, or reader/scribe services should contact the Director as soon as possible.

All testing arrangements are now scheduled using out online appointment system.

Temporary Disabilities and Impairments

Students with temporary disabilities or impairments may request accommodations through the Academic Support Center. Please view the Temporary Disabilities Statement for information and procedures.

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