Services for Students with Disabilities
IU East is committed to ensuring that students with physical and learning disabilities receive protections and equal access to programs and services as outlined by the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
This commitment is guided by policies and procedures pertaining to services for students with disabilities.
Students with disabilities should apply to the Student Support Services program, where staff will help students:
- Establish documentation of the disability, which shows that without auxiliary aids and services the student would not have equal access and would thus be subjected to discrimination
- Approve requests for services
Support for students with disabilities is designed to assist students in adjusting to college, planning disability-related accommodations, and developing a network of support. Some forms of assistance include test proctoring, reader services, computerized assistance, classroom accommodations, advocacy, and advisement. Students with disabilities are encouraged to work closely with the Disability Services Coordinator in requesting disability accommodations
Testing & Evaluation
The Disability Services Coordinator can provide testing for students who may be having difficulties in classes as a result of an undiagnosed learning disability. An assessment of the student will be made to determine the type of testing needed and referrals will be made as appropriate.