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  or (859) 858-3511 X2283 to receive more information about the services available. 

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Available Academic Accommodations Include the Following:

  1. Additional Testing Time
  2. Separate Testing Environments
  3. Alternative Test Formats
  4. Oral Testing
  5. Use of Digital Devices for Spelling
  6. Assignment Extensions
  7. Use of Tape Recorders/Smart Pens for Class Lectures
  8. Enlarged Fonts on Course Materials
  9. Textbooks in Alternative Formats
  10. Preferential Seating
  11. Copies of Student's Notes
  12. Photocopies of Lecture Outlines, Overheads, and PowerPoints
  13. Permission to use calculators, computers, and tape recorders in the classroom setting
  14. Peer Tutorial Services
  15. Contact with the Educational Testing Services (EDS) for alternative testing arrangements for standardized university assessments such as the GRE and NTE/PRAXIS

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.


For Parents:

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

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