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Information for Faculty

Guidelines for Faculty Teaching Students with Disabilities

Disability Services is committed to function as a resource for faculty. We can assist students and faculty in assessing accommodations and creating universal design in the classroom.

The office can assist faculty/staff in establishing appropriate academic adjustments to maximize a disabled student's potential. The following guidelines are to assist faculty in its legal obligations to students with disabilities and also establish its rights under the law.

Faculty is strongly advised to provide accommodations only if the student brings proper faculty notification from DS. Accommodations are not retroactive. They start from the time the faculty is notified with an appropriate letter of accommodations. Faculty is not obligated to interact directly with outside agencies such as psychologists, medical practitioners, parents and/or other educational institutions. If approached directly, you should redirect the calls to Disability Services, 978-934-4574.

Language Choices for Syllabi Statements

Disability Services encourages faculty to use the DS as a resource for questions, clarifications, discussion of a student's learning style/strategies, and/or any other areas of concern.


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