The Disability Services office is charged with reviewing relevant medical and psychometric materials in order to verify a disability that qualifies for accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
We are very aware that the issue of providing academic accommodations for students with “nonapparent” disabilities (i.e. learning disability, attention deficit disorder, traumatic brain injury, psychiatric, and chronic health problems) is not universally understood. Our office does all that it can to keep up with relevant research and legal decisions to guide us in accepting/rejecting documentation as well as recommending reasonable and appropriate accommodations.
This section is designed for teachers of students with disabilities at Allegheny. Please use the links below to find valuable resources which will help you better understand and teach students with disabilities in your classes.