Disabilities and Accommodations Policy
Accommodating Students with Disabilities
WITS adheres to the mandates of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). WITS provides reasonable accommodation(s) for qualified students who disclose and verify disability. Students who wish to discuss reasonable accommodation(s) for verifiable disabilities are responsible for identifying 11themselves to the Student Services Coordinator and providing the required verification of disability documents.
To receive reasonable accommodation(s), a student is required to provide documentation from a licensed clinical professional familiar with the history and functional implications of the impairment(s). Faculty will be informed if a student in one of their classes requires accommodation(s). Only students approved through this process should receive accommodation(s).
Documentation must include all of the following information:
Name of student (patient)
Diagnostic statement identifying the disability
Description of current functional limitations
Expected progression or stability of the disability
Recommendation for accommodations,adaptive services, assistive services, and/or support services
Medication prescribed, including possible side effects
If the original documentation is incomplete or inadequate to determine the extent of the disability or reasonable accommodation, WITS has the discretion to require additional documentation. A diagnosis or test performed by a member of the student’s family is not acceptable documentation. Additionally, students requesting accommodations for the manifestations of multiple disabilities must provide evidence of all such conditions. All verification of disability documents, including individualized educational plans (IEPs), should be submitted to the Student Services Coordinator no later than the first week of the student’s first semester at WITS.
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