In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the ADA Amendments Act, Students with Disabilities Services (SDS) is dedicated to providing reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities to ensure full participation in all aspects of USFSM campus and student life. Reasonable accommodations are provided for students with temporary or permanent disabilities.
The student initiates the process by identifying herself/himself to the SDS office and completing an application. Students must provide documentation of a disability. Please visit our website for guidelines and verification forms. All documentation is reviewed by the professional staff of SDS and, when necessary, reviewed by consultants with expertise in specific disability areas. In some cases, students are requested to provide more documentation than originally submitted. In cases where documentation is not available, please consult with SDS. Once approved, the SDS coordinator and the student will sign an accommodation plan outlining academic accommodations.
Each semester the student is responsible for giving each of her/his professors a memorandum of accommodation. Accommodations may include, but are not limited to, note taking services, extended test time, books in electronic/audio format, and assistive technology. The accommodations should maintain the academic integrity of the course and never alter the level of ability or mastery the individual is required to demonstrate.