The Office of Student Disability Services (SDS) is here to help
faculty and staff best serve our students with disabilities. This page serves as an active and growing resource. Current information will
be revised as needed and new information added when available. For
example, information about particular types of disabilities, including tips
for instructors working with students with particular disabilities,
will be added to on a regular basis. The goal of Student Disability Services is to provide as
comprehensive and practical a resource page as possible. Comments
or suggestions from faculty and staff about content are most welcome.
Faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to review the entire website to ensure a full and comprehensive overview of the Student Disability Services office
and related services. It is important that faculty and staff know their
responsibilities and rights when it comes to providing students with
Notifying Students of Services
Students are notified of services for disabled students in a variety of ways, including through brochures, this website, MyNewSchool,
and statements in handbooks, bulletins, and catalogs.
Instructors are strongly encouraged to help with this notification
process by informing students about available services and related
procedures. A good two-fold strategy is to include a
statement on your syllabus about disability services and to announce to the class at the
start of each semester that any student with a disability who needs
accommodations or related services can discuss options with you in private. This will help students with disabilities feel
more comfortable speaking with you about their needs and also show a
good faith effort on your part to make students aware that the school
does have a system to help them obtain equal access.