Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Accommodations for Students with Learning Disabilities

There are two basic steps to obtain accommodations through the Office of Learning Services.

  1. Complete a Special Assistance Request Form for Students with Disabilities (PDF). For a student with a learning disability (including ADD/ADHD and other neurological disorders, etc.), complete the first page and the page entitled Learning Disability. This form must be returned to the Office of Learning Services (the address is shown on the first page of the form). New admit students may receive a link to this form from Admissions. Note: This form must be signed by the student before services can be rendered.
  2. Submit a complete psycho-educational, psychological, neuropsychological, or evaluation report (ER) as your official documentation of a learning disability. This may be sent to the Office of Learning Services along with the Special Assistance Request Form for Students with Disabilities or sent alone. (For detailed information about what must be part of the documentation, click on the Documentation Guidelines link.)
Note: This form must be signed by the student before services can be rendered.

When these two documents have been received, they will be reviewed by the Director of the Office of Learning Services who will complete a list of the accommodations for the new student. The student will receive a confirmation letter listing the accommodations and provided general information about receiving services from this office. Please note:There will be ample opportunity for an exchange of information through a deliberative process between the Director and any student requesting accommodations. Students are welcome to contact the Office of Learning Services at 717/872-3178 to request an appointment to discuss their accommodation needs at any time during the process of requesting initial services or throughout their enrollment at Millersville University. Upon consultation with the Director, students may request additional accommodations that are supported by their documentation.

Accommodations for Students with Physical Disabilities

There are two basic steps to obtain accommodations through the Office of Learning Services.

  1. Complete a Special Assistance Request Form for Students with Disabilities (PDF). For a student with a physical disability (including asthma, allergies, developmental disorders, and mental health disabilities), complete the first page and the page entitled Physical Disability. This form must be returned to the Office of Learning Services (the address is shown on the first page of the form). New admit students may receive a link to this form from Admissions. Note: This form must be signed by the student before services can be rendered.
  2. Submit documentation from your physician or qualifying practitioner with your diagnosis and the types of accommodations that may be required by the disability. This documentation should be on the physician’s letterhead, signed by the physician, and how the disability impacts your learning. Disability documentation that does not meet guidelines will be returned to the student. (For detailed information about what must be part of the documentation, click on the Documentation Guidelines link.) Documentation may be sent to the Office of Learning Services along with the Special Assistance Request Form for Students with Disabilities (PDF) or sent alone.
Note: This form must be signed by the student before services can be rendered.

When these two documents have been received, they will be reviewed by the Director of the Office of Learning Services who will complete a list of the accommodations for the new student. The student will receive a confirmation letter listing the accommodations and provided general information about receiving services from this office. Please note:There will be ample opportunity for an exchange of information through a deliberative process between the Director and any student requesting accommodations. Students are welcome to contact the Office of Learning Services to request an appointment to discuss their accommodation needs at any time during the process of requesting initial services or throughout their enrollment at Millersville University. Upon consultation with the Director, students may request additional accommodations that are supported by their documentation.

The Director of the Office of Learning Services may ask the student to make an appointment and come into the office to discuss their accommodations. Students with physical disabilities who have any type of mobility issues and/or are in need of special classroom setups are encouraged to meet with the Director prior to their attendance at Millersville University to discuss possible accommodations and campus accessibility issues. However, students are welcome to discuss their needs as they arise and can do so by contacting our office at 717/872-3178.