Office of Disability Support Services
- Office of Disability Support Staff
- General Information
- Types of Disabilities
- Legalities and Disability
- Recommendations for Working with Students with Disabilities
- Services and Accommodations Provided by ODSS
- Technology for Students
- Reader Services Guidelines
- Rights and Responsibilities
- Faculty resources
Doris Roberson, ADA/504 Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Interim ODSS Coordinator: Monica Del Castillo email@example.com
Disability Specialist : Kris Stairs firstname.lastname@example.org
Disability Specialist : Kim Cory email@example.com
Reader Services Coordinator : Fred Wurtzel firstname.lastname@example.org
This handbook has been prepared for faculty as an introductory overview of disabilities and potential classroom accommodations.
To some degree instruction for students with disabilities should be individualized. Each student with a disability will have a different level of functioning even within the same disability category. Compensatory skills will also vary from one student to another. Consequently, while the information presented in this handbook can be used as a general guide, the student with the disability can be regarded as the expert on his/her particular needs. However, the student need not divulge his or her disability when communicating with faculty.
For further information about accommodating students with disabilities, contact the student in question and/or the Office of Disability Support Services (ODSS), GB 204, at 483-1924.
This resource includes information on the following:
Defining student disabilities.
Listing functional limitations stemming from the most common disabilities.
Suggestions for effective communication.
Philosophical and practical approaches that can be used in teaching and evaluating students with disabilities.
It is our hope that you will find the information contained in this handbook useful as well as insightful and that it will serve to improve the quality of services delivered to the College's students with disabilities.
- Office of Disability Support Services (ODSS)
We would like to acknowledge Disability Support Services at University of Michigan and Access Department at Cuyahoga Community College for their contribution to the information in this handbook.
Disability Support Services
Gannon Bldg, Room 204
Phone: (517) 483-1924
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