Academic Support Services Students with Disabilities
Academic Support Services can be most helpful to students with special needs when students identify their needs prior to their arrival on campus. Once the student is on campus, the director is available to work with him at any point in the academic year. Students vary in their need for consultation and guidance by the director.
Wabash, like all colleges and universities, requires documentation of a disability if a student is to receive accommodation for his disability. The documentation is kept on file in the office of Academic Support Services and is confidential. It is the decision of the student whether or not to request accommodation, and it is his responsibility to provide acceptable documentation and notify the relevant staff members of his condition and of his desire for accommodation(s).
It is extremely helpful for a student's advisor and professors to be aware of his learning differences. Ms.Rosenberg can help students decide the best way to approach a faculty member and can facilitate discussions with faculty members. Please note that simply telling a professor or an advisor one has a disability is not sufficient to ensure an accommodation. Since everyone is bound by rules of confidentiality, a student should not assume that telling one person means all his professors are aware of his situation.