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Services for Students with Disabilities

Faculty Resources

Services for Students with Disabilities works closely with faculty to provide services and accommodations to students with disabilities.  This information is available online in the SSWD Faculty Handbook.

All requests for accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis. Students requesting accommodations should meet with an SSWD staff member, as soon as possible, preferrably before the beginning of their first term at the university. Students are required to provide official documentation of their disability from an appropriate professional.

Self-disclosure and submission of documentation can be initiated by the student any time during the year. However, reasonable time must be allowed before this student can expect accommodations to be in place. Self-disclosure and documentation are required only if students plan to request accommodations.

For every semester that a student requires accommodations, the student must contact an SSWD staff member to arrange for accommodations.  It is recommended that students contact SSWD prior to the start of or during the first two weeks of the semester.

Once accommodations are approved, SSWD will write accommodation letters which the student will provide to faculty. Accommodation letters are written verification of a student's disability and a detailed accommodations list.

Faculty are encouraged to contact us with any questions or concerns. 

   Providing Accommodations

The student with a disability is the best source of information regarding necessary accommodations.  In post-secondary settings, it is the student's responsibility to request special accommodations, but a faculty member can make a student comfortable by inquiring about accommodation needs once the faculty member has received written verification of a student's disability and accommodations.  Here are some suggestions:

   Online Resources


Services for Students with Disabilities
Sullivan Center for Student Services · 6339 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660
Mailing Address: 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.3700 · Fax: 773.508.3810
TTY: 773.508.2771

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