Students with Disabilities (SWD) will identify access to accommodations through the Faculty Accommodations Form (FAF) at the beginning of the semester. The FAF is provided by the Office of Disability Services, please discuss the accommodations listed on this form with the student and devise an implementation plan as the accommodations pertain to your course. You will need to sign this form, you will receive a copy for your records in a sealed envelope via the student shortly after signing.
All faculty should include a Disability Services statement in their course syllabus. A sample statement is provided below:
In compliance with applicable disability laws, qualified students with a disability may be entitled to reasonable accommodations. As a student, it is your responsibility to timely contact the Office of Disability Services to document and arrange for reasonable accommodations. This should generally be done the first week of classes or prior to any deadlines.
Phone: (678) 915-7244
Fax: (678) 915-7913
When a student has been granted a testing accommodation through the Office of Disability Services, please follow the guidelines below to ensure that disability testing is conducted properly:
The student may attempt to obtain notes from other students independently; however, assistance in locating a note-taker may be needed.
Deaf or hard of hearing
Student with Learning Disorders
Students with Partial Sight
Students with Mental Health Disorders
Students with Mobility or Manual Impairments
Students with Acquired Brain Injuries
Students with Behavior Disorders
Students with Asperger's Syndrome
Asperger's Syndrome (from Chronicle of Higher Education)
The Office of Disability Services does not expect you to change course guidelines or standards. The purpose of accommodations is to ensure equal educational opportunity. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Office of Disability Services at 678-915-7244.