DISABILITY SERVICES: Accommodations and Services
Accommodations and services are individualized and based upon the student’s documentation. It is for this reason that students should insure that they have sufficient documentation that supports the need for appropriate and reasonable accommodations. Accommodations and services cannot be guaranteed if students choose not to follow the procedures for registering with Student Disability Services in a timely manner. Accommodations and services can be revisited as needed, but they are not retroactive and cannot be guaranteed if procedures are not followed with reasonable, advanced notice.Some of the accommodations and services provided by SDS might include the following:
Students who receive accommodations need to:
Student Disability Services does not provide personal attendants and personal adaptive equipment. It is not the responsibility of the university to provide these services.
Wayne State University strives to be an accessible campus for all individuals. Physical maintenance of all university buildings is a top priority. However, on occasion, students with disabilities encounter a physical barrier that impedes accessibility. To report an accessibility problem, click on the link "Report Barriers".
Accommodations are determined on an individual basis and students are encouraged to work closely with Student Disability Services throughout their involvement with the program. In the event a disagreement arises the student is encouraged to use the following process for dispute resolution and appeal.
The student discusses concern with assigned Disability Specialist and should be prepared to consider alternative solutions and perspectives. If satisfactory solution is not reached, student proceeds to second step, a written appeal to the Director of Student Disability Services.
The Director of Student Disability Services must receive typewritten appeal within 15 working days and include:
If student disagrees with findings or resolution offered by the Director, the student can appeal to the Committee on Students with Disabilities.
The committee convenes only when a student files an appeal. Decisions made by the Committee on Students with Disabilities are final, unless otherwise stated by the Committee.
Students dissatisfied with the appeals process or decision of the committee may contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, http://www.deo.wayne.edu/