Accessibility Services Program

Students with DisabilitiesMary Baldwin University is sensitive to the needs of students with disabilities, and while we do not waive requirements for admission or degrees for any students, we make every effort to be supportive and to accommodate students with identified and documented disabilities.

 

Required Documentation

Students need up-to-date documentation of their disability which has been completed within three years of admission to post secondary school. Documentation must include an evaluation by an appropriate medical professional and must describe the current impact of the disability as it relates to the request for accommodation. Mary Baldwin University does not offer disabilities testing but can provide information on local testing services. Documentation must include these seven elements:

 

  • Diagnostic statement identifying disability, date of most recent diagnostic evaluation, and date of original diagnosis.
  • Description of diagnostic tests, methods, and/or criteria used.
  • Description of current functional impact of disability, including specific test results and examiner’s narrative interpretation.
  • Treatments, medications, and/or assistive devices/services currently prescribed or in use.
  • Description of expected progression or stability of the impact of the disability over time, particularly in next five years.
  • Credentials of diagnosing professional (psychologist, psychiatrist, physician), if not clear from letterhead or forms.
  • Diagnosing professional may not be a family member.

Accessibility Services Program

Students must provide and submit the above referenced medical documentation to Dr. Jenny Joczik, Director, Academic Resource Center / Accessibility Services Program Coordinator. Students and the ASP Coordinator work together to complete accommodations forms that are distributed to the students’ instructors at the beginning of each semester, and are valid until the completion of final exams.

Students requesting accommodations are also encouraged to discuss their needs with their instructors, and they must follow the Academic Resource Center protocol for special circumstances testing, unless other arrangements are made.

For more information about accommodations at Mary Baldwin University or the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences, please contact Dr. Jenny Joczik, vjoczik@marybaldwin.edu, 116A Center for Student Success, 540-887-7250.

For more information about your rights and responsibilities, contact:

Customer Service Team
Office of Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
Washington, DC 20202-110
ocr@ed.gov
www.ed.gov/ocr
800-421-3481; TDD 877-521-2171

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