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:
The law does not require that colleges and universities provide "personal services" to students with disabilities. Students can contact SDS for referrals to resources that are available to all students, or available within the community. Below are some examples of common personal 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".
DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND APPEAL PROCEDURE:
Accommodations are determined on an individual basis and students are encouraged to work closely with Student Disability Services. SDS staff members advocate a fair, compassionate, and honest learning environment. In the event a disagreement arises, students are encouraged to use the following process for dispute resolution and appeal:
Step 1: Discuss your concern with your assigned Disability Specialist. Be prepared to consider alternative solutions and perspectives.
Step 2: If a satisfactory solution is not reached, you may submit a written appeal to the Director of Student Disability Services. The Director will gather information from all parties associated with the situation, meet individually or as a group with those involved, and attempt to formulate a resolution or provide a SDS formal position on the disagreement. Your appeal statement should include the following:
The Director of Student Disability Services must receive your appeal within 15 working days from the time the issue was discussed with your Disability Specialist.
Students dissatisfied with the appeals process may contact the Office of Equal Opportunity,http://oeo.wayne.edu/