Students with Disabilities Support Information
Lindenwood University complies with the American with Disabilities Act by making our programs and services accessible to students with disabilities. SASS ensures that these students receive assistance by providing auxiliary aids and accommodations. We strive to give students an equal opportunity to succeed in earning their degree.
Accommodations are provided to qualified students with a variety of disabilities, including, but not limited to the following: attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities, mobility impairment, hearing loss, and visual impairment. Students with temporary physical, sensory, medical, psychological, or other temporary impairments may receive services on a short-term basis.
Reasonable accommodations are provided on an individual basis and are determined based on submitted documentation as well as discussion with students. Accommodations will reflect the diagnosis provided on your documentation. Some accommodations include assistance with note taking, double time on tests, private testing areas, tutoring, extended time on writing assignments, and preferred seating. Lindenwood also provides accommodations with mobility disabilities. Because our campus does have classroom buildings that may not fully accommodate student with mobility issues due to the age of the buildings, we will move classrooms for these students to an accessible building.
In order to receive accommodations students need to follow the appropriate process established by the Student Support and Disability Coordinator. The student needs to contact the Student Support and Accessibility Coordinator Jared Conner at (636) 949-4510 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Next, the student will be asked to provide appropriate documentation with diagnosis. The coordinator and student will discuss proper accommodations based on documentation. Once accommodations are decided, the coordinator will give the student Campus Accessibility Faculty Notification Forms to give to their professors. The student and professors will then discuss how to arrange the accommodations.
Students need to submit written documentation in order to receive accommodations. Documentation needs to be a current (within five years) assessment by a licensed psychologist or medical doctor. The documentation must include history, diagnostic tests, diagnosis, and recommendations for accommodations at the university level. These assessments are often called, “Psycho-educational Evaluations” and/or “Psychological Evaluations.”
Students need to request accommodations before the beginning of each semester/quarter and whenever a class change occurs. Until the student request accommodations for the semester, accommodations will not be given and they are not retroactive.
Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University complies with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other legislation, as amended, including the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other legislation which prohibits discrimination in employment and access to educational programs because of race, color, national origin, sex, age or physical handicap. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational and work environment. Any kind of discrimination, harassment and/or intimidation may be defined as any attempt on the part of individuals, groups and recognized campus organizations to deny an individual or group those rights, freedoms or opportunities available to all members of the university community. The University is committed to meeting the full intent and spirit of the anti-discrimination laws, not merely the minimum letter of the law. Inquiries concerning the application of Lindenwood University’s policy on nondiscrimination should be directed to the Student Development Office or Executive Offices of the university.