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.
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: GET IT DONE ON DAY ONE!
Getting your accommodations lined up right away this semester will be easy. Email your professors NOW to schedule meetings with them during the first week of classes and come to our new location in Old West to pick up your Accommodation Letters and Forms. For Spring '19, we have two opportunities for pick-up:
Sunday, 1/20, 4:00-6:00pm
Monday, 1/21, 8:30am-4:30pm
We'll have give-aways for the first 20 students who come, and every student who comes by the end of Day 1 will be eligible for a $100 gift card! Set a reminder now to be sure that you GET IT DONE BY DAY ONE. We're looking forward to seeing you!
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.
WHERE TO FIND US
WE'VE MOVED! Beginning in January of 2019, you'll find ADS in Room 5 of Old West's Lower Level, which is on the academic quad between Althouse and East College. This is also where you'll find free academic success handouts from SOAR: Strategies, Organization, and Acheivement Resources, including semester calendars, weekly planners, study and test-taking tips, and many other strategic materials to help students better manange their academic responsibilities and SOAR!
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