Academic Support Program for Students with Disabilities

The Disability Services Program at Asbury University provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

Students in the Disability Services Program are granted accommodations on a case-by-case basis.   Students with disabilities must complete the same course requirements as all students, and accommodations will not interfere with the fundamental requirements or objectives of the course.

At the post-secondary level, students who wish to receive academic accommodations must self-identify/report their disability to Disability Services.  While a student may self-identify to his or her professor, in order to receive official accomodations, a student must self-identify to Disability Services and become part of the Disability Services Program.  Students should contact Pamela Downing, the Disability Services Coordinator, at pamela.downing@asbury.edu  or (859) 858-3511 X2283 to receive more information about the services available. 

Confidentiality:  Disability information must remain confidential.  The entire class should never be informed there is a student with a disability enrolled, except at the request of the student.  Any information the student provides the professor is to be used solely and specifically for arranging reasonable accommodations for the course.  We ask that students receiving services from us discuss accommodation needs with professors in the most discrete way possible to protect both professor and the student.

 

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS:

If are you planning to apply to Asbury University, have a diagnosed disability, and are interested in becoming part of the Disability Services Program, please see the steps below:

  1. Apply to Asbury University
  2. After you have received your acceptance letter, contact the Disability Services Coordinator at pamela.downing@asbury.edu  or (859) 858-3511 X2283
  3. Meet with the Disability Services Coordinator and provide documentation of diagnosed disability/disabilities
  4. Complete Disability Services Program application and other related paperwork

 

PARENTS:

Parents of students with disabilities may find the following letter helpful as your children prepare to enter college:

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