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    Academic Support Svcs.

    Disabilities Services

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    Disabilities services

    Ursuline provides accommodations – and support, inspiration, and welcome – for students who have documented physical, psychological or learning disabilities.

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    For students with documented physical, psychological or learning disabilities, accommodations in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are provided when requested. After students provide URSA with appropriate documentation, the Disability Specialist will work with the students to select reasonable accommodations. Students with emotional/psychological or physical disabilities must present up to date documentation of the diagnoses and possible treatment to the Disability Specialist. Providing a doctor's prescription pad note is not sufficient documentation in and of itself but it can be included with other documentation as part of a more comprehensive evaluation report. Academic Support and Disabilities Services will provide each student with letters for faculty listing the reasonable accommodations the student needs. To continue receiving accommodations, students must meet with the Disability Specialist at the beginning of each semester. Additionally, Ursuline College's FOCUS program provides a comprehensive fee-based program aimed at supporting students with Learning Disabilities (LD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD).


    Students with documented disabilities may take advantage of basic academic support services and appropriate accommodations as determined by the Disability Specialist at no additional cost. These basic support services are rights guaranteed to individuals with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and ADA.
    Examples of appropriate accommodations include but are not limited to the following:

    • Note-takers
    • Proctors for extended-time exams and other reasonable testing accommodations
    • Assistance with textbooks in alternative format
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    FOCUS: for Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD

    About the Program

    Ursuline College is committed to helping students with learning disabilities (LD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) succeed in their courses and become independent learners. To help these students achieve success, the College has developed the FOCUS Program, a voluntary, comprehensive, fee-paid program for students with learning disabilities and ADHD. The FOCUS Program is aimed at providing a smooth transition into college life, helping students learn to apply the most appropriate learning strategies in college courses, and teaching students self-advocacy skills, all through intensive one-on-one coaching with a disability specialist.

    Visit our frequently asked questions or download our FOCUS Fact Sheet for more information about FOCUS and accommodations for students with disabilities.

    For more information, please see the Handbook for Students with Disabilities, or contact Morgan Weber, M.A., Disability Specialist, at or 440-449-2046.