- Where is the Disability Services office located on campus?
Disability Services office is located in the Lower Level of the Student Center in
the ATTIC, Suite 160.
- What is a disability?
A disability is defined as an impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities (walking,
talking, learning disorder, attention disorders, hearing, reading and seeing) Southern Polytechnic State University adheres to the Georgia Board of Regents guidelines
to follow the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (PL933-112 Section 504) and the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
- What do I have to do to receive Disability Services?
-New and Current student have to voluntarily identify themselves to;the ATTIC; Disability
Service Provider (DSP) to receive accommodations.
Students need to schedule an initial interview with the DSP to discuss their needs
and register for services
- Students who present current and comprehensive documentation to the ATTIC may request
Students are strongly encouraged to come in at the beginning of each semester in order
to allow reasonable time for processing their requests.(Specific information on required
documentation can be obtained from the DSP.)
- What types of accommodations are offered by Disability Services?
Common accommodations offered are extended time on tests and in-class assignments,
note-taking assistance, alternate methods of testing, permission to tape lectures,
testing rooms which are free of distractions, use of computers with spell check for
written assignments and essay exams, print copies of overheads and exams, priority
registration accommodation letters and/or sign language interpreting services.(This
is not a complete list of common accommodations, but it is intended to solely give
students examples of accommodations.)
- How can I be assessed for a disability?
Student who believe they have a disability and need accommodations but do not have
proper documentation can, through the ATTIC referral, obtain a thorough assessment
for a fee at the Regents Center For Learning Disorders housed at Georgia State University
in Atlanta, GA. Outside evaluations must follow guidelines established by the Regents
- How are my professors notified about my disability?
-The DSP will write individualized letters to faculty members certifying that the
student has a disability and stating the determined reasonable accommodations. The
student is responsible for delivering the individualized letters to faculty.
-Students with disabilities are responsible forcontacting the DSP if reasonable accommodations
are not implemented in an effective or timely manner.
- Do I have to apply every semester for accommodations?
Students are required to come into the ATTIC every semester with a current academic
schedule to request accommodations. They will need to complete the Faculty Accommodations
Form (FAF) and return it to the ATTIC to be enrolled in accommodations each semester.
- What is the contact information for Disability Services?
The phone number for Disability Services is 678-915-7244.
You are always welcome to stop by Lower Level of the Student Center.
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