ADS - Access and Disability Services

The Access and Disability Services (ADS) team strives to ensure that Dickinson programs, services and facilities are accessible to all Dickinson students on a non-discriminatory basis. ADS is committed to working with all eligible students with documented disabilities -- and with faculty and staff -- to provide reasonable accommodations in the academic and/or living environment.

According to the CDC, one in four American adults has a disability, and we're here to support all students who disclose their disability(ies) to ADS. Disclosures are completely confidential and will never appear on a student's college record. 

NEW TO DICKINSON OR SEEKING ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME?

We're delighted to welcome you to the ADS family! If you are in need of any type of accommodation(s) at Dickinson--whether due to a learning, neurodevelopmental, or physical disability, or a medical or mental health diagnosis, please complete our Disclosure and Request for Accommodations Form ASAP, and we will provide you with next steps.

For guidance regarding various types of accommodations (academic, housing, dietary, physical/mobility, chronic medical conditions, or supports for temporary impairments), click on "Accommodation Types" in the black menu box. For more information about the complete disclosure and academic accommodations process, see Disclosing and Documenting a Disability to Request Academic Accommodations. If you've like to receive guidance over the phone, please email us at access@dickinson.edu with your availability and we'll schedule a time to connect. 

What's it like to disclose a disability to Dickinson? Here is a short and worthwhile video montage of testimonials, featuring five students with disabilities talking about using accommodations and being successful Dickinsonians. 

BOTTOM LINE: WE'RE HERE TO HELP!

If you have any questions whatsoever, email access@dickinson.edu or call (717) 245-1734.


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RETURNING STUDENTS

For returning students with academic accommodations, the Blue Forms are no more! Learn how you’ll use our new Access Plan through CLIQ to set up your accommodations online.

If you have been granted academic accommodations, but are not currently using them, it’s not too late to do so (provided that there’s adequate time to set up what’s necessary). Email us if you have any questions.

If you are seeking any additional accommodations, please follow our online instructions to your "Disability Disclosure and Accommodation Request" form, add any additional information or requests, and email us to let us know that you have.

OPEN HOURS at ADS:

THIS WEEK IN THE OWLL (Old West Lower Level), from Monday to Friday...

  • ACCESS PLAN, TEST PROCTORING, or NOTE- TAKING QUESTIONS: 1-3 PM in Room 003
     
  • NEW ACCOMMODATIONS: Noon - 2 PM in Room 005 -- ADS Access and Communications Coordinator, John Joyce, is available to meet privately with students to address any disability / accommodation-related questions or concerns.

If you wish to schedule a time to meet with John, either email access@dickinson.edu or call 717-245-1734 and convey the reason you'd like to connect, along with several times when you would be available. Please also express whether you’d like to connect via phone, Zoom, or in person.

FINANCIAL BARRIERS?

Whether you have a documented disability, or you'd like to be evaluated to see if you might, ADS is committed to supporting the access needs of all Dickinsonians regardless of socio-economic status. If you're experiencing a barrier to equitable access AND a financial barrier, complete this confidential "Request for Disability-Related Financial Assistance" form.

Frequently Requested Links:

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If you have any questions about accommodations at Dickinson based on a disability or temporary impairment, please look through this website for information. If you still have remaining questions, please send them to access@dickinson.edu.

ADS Logo, which is Dickinson with the universal symbol for accessibility in the letter O

Contact Info

Department Head

Marni JonesDean and Director of Access and Disability Services and SOAR: Strategies, Organization, and Achievement Resources

Staff

John JoyceAccess and Communications Coordinator
Susan FrommerAssistant Director and Proctoring Manager
Emily WetzelAccommodation Facilitator and Technologist

Phone

717-245-1734

Fax

717-254-8139

Location

230 West Louther Street; Room 005 of Old West Lower Level (aka "The OWLL") Mailing Address