The Disability Services Office provides support for students with a variety of disabilities and learning differences. Our goal is to make sure that the students time here is productive and successful.
Possible Accommodations for Students with Learning Disabilities
- Arrange to get textbooks on CD or in electronic form
- Arrange for student note taker
- Use of the Writing Center with the assistance of a tutor to help edit papers
- Arrange for extended time on exams
Arranging for Accommodations
Documentation of your disability will be needed— this is information from a qualified licensed professional such as your doctor, therapist, psychoeducational testing, etc. Most recent documentation (dated within the last five years) is preferred. If the documentation you have currently is older than five years, we may ask that you obtain updated testing in order to get a clear picture of your current abilities and challenges. Your documentation must include information from a qualified professional that addresses your current functioning, diagnosis, and recommendations for appropriate accommodations.
Your Role as a Student
Students must self-identify and self-advocate for services. Please make an appointment with the disabilities office (located Dean of Students Office, Atwood Center) through phone or email.
- Please make an appointment with the Disability Services Coordinator to establish eligibility for using departmental services.
- Complete Disability Accommodation Request Form. Students under the age of 18, must have a parent/guardian signature.
- For medical disability, documentation provided by licensed medical professional, including specific heath condition/disability. Medical professional may provide recommended accommodations, specific to heath conditions/ disability.
- For mental health accommodations, documentation must be provided by a licensed mental health provider. Mental health professionals may provide recommended accommodations, specific to heath conditions/ disability.
- For service animals and emotional support animals, please refer to the Service Animal and Assist Animal Policy.
Students Rights and Responsibilities
- Students with disabilities at APU have a right to:
- Equal access to all courses, programs, services, and activities offered through the University
- Individualized accommodation
- Effective academic adjustments/aids
- All other rights available to other students at APU
- All students at APU have a responsibility to:
- Self-identify and self-advocate
- Make reasonable requests in a timely manner
- Meet qualifications and maintain essential standards for courses, programs and activities
- Provide appropriate documentation
- Follow university policies and procedures
General Disability Information
The Disability Services Office is located in the Atwood Building.