ADS - Access and Disability Services
The Access and Disability Services (ADS--formerly ODS) 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.
OPEN HOURS at ADS:
Monday - Friday
11 a.m. - noon & 2 p.m. - 3 p.m (No appointment needed)
During Open Hours, our Access and Communications Coordinator, Elizabeth Connelly, is available to meet privately with students to discuss disability and accommodation related matters. No appointment is necessary, but it is helpful to email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance regarding the reason for the visit. Students will be seen on a first-come, first served basis.
Questions? Email us!
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, and we will provide you with next steps. If you've like to receive guidance over the phone or in person, please email us at email@example.com with your availability and we'll schedule time to connect. You're also welcome to come in during our OPEN HOURS from 11-12 and from 2-3. We're happy to assist!
FOR CURRENT STUDENTS WITH ACCOMMODATIONS
If you have been granted academic accommodations, but are not currently using them, it’s not too late to do so! You just need to ensure that you allow one week’s notice for any test proctoring needed. Come to ADS to get your Accommodation Letters and Blue Forms today!
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.
Other Frequently Requested Links:
- Academic Accommodations
- Housing Accommodations
- Dietary Accommodations
- Temporary Impairment Services
- How Accommodations Change from High School to College
- Parent Resources
- Forms and Procedures for Faculty and Staff
- Universal Design for Instruction & Learning
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dean and Director of Access and Disability Services and SOAR: Strategies, Organization, and Achievement Resources
Access and Communications Coordinator
Assistant Director and Proctoring Manager
Old West Lower Level, Room 5