Assumption College is committed to providing appropriate assistance to undergraduates with learning disabilities, ADHD/ADD, chronic medical conditions, physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities who can effectively function in our academic and residential environment.
For students entering the college environment, an individual with disabilities must:
- Have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity
- Have a record of such an impairments, or
- Be regarded as having such impairment
Taking the first step
In order to provide accommodations, students must self-identify and provide relevant and comprehensive documentation of disability to the Office of Disability Services. This office evaluates the clinical documentation and meets with students to discuss appropriate and reasonable accommodations.
Due to the length of the eligibility and accommodation process, it is recommended that documentation be submitted well in advance of any accommodation request.
Our experience shows that students achieve higher levels of academic and personal success when they demonstrate initiative to self-identify and request accommodations. The students become informed about the resources and services that are available and are involved with decisions about their options.
Need to know more?
The Office of Disability Services can answer questions regarding support services and accommodations for prospective and current students, and works with students to determine appropriate accommodations.