ADS - Access and Disability Services

NEW FOR COVID-19:

REMOTE LEARNING ACCOMMODATIONS -- GUIDANCE FOR STUDENTS    
              
REMOTE LEARNING ACCOMMODATIONS -- GUIDANCE FOR FACULTY

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.

Disclosures to ADS are completely confidential and will never appear on a student's college record. Here are the Accommodation Request Steps. For more information about the complete disclosure and academic accommodations process, see Disclosing and Documenting a Disability to Request Academic Accommodations.

Questions? Here's who to contact regarding...

NEW TO DICKINSON OR SEEKING ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME?

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

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:

Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - noon & 2 - 3 p.m (No appointment needed) For the Fall semester, call 717-245-1734 and leave a message with your availability. Calls will be returned in the order in which they were received. 

During on-campus Open Hours, our Access and Communications Coordinator, John Joyce, is available to meet privately with students to discuss disability and accommodation-related matters. No appointment is necessary, but it is helpful to email access@dickinson.edu in advance regarding the reason for the visit. Students will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

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.

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
Mitch GardnerAccommodation Facilitator & Technologist
Madelyn CampbellStaff Associate

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