In order to receive academic support services, the student must take responsibility in the following ways:
For students whose disability falls under the category of psychological, physical, health, visual, auditory, traumatic brain injury or mobility, a letter from a physician or therapist or a copy of a student’s high school IEP can meet the requirement for documentation.
For students with a learning disability, a copy of the student’s high school IEP or documentation from a testing provider can meet the requirement for documentation.
For students who suspect that they have a learning disability, but have never been tested, Eastern Illinois University’s School Psychology program can provide testing as a discounted rate. Please contact them at 217-581-6615. Additionally, your local Department of Human Services may be able to provide funding assistance for testing.
Services for students with disabilities at the high school level are governed by Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), while services at the college level are governed by the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In short, IDEA aims to assure success while ADA requires the college to provide access. For a complete breakdown of differences, click here.
Difficulty paying attention or concentrating on one task for an extended period of time.
Difficulty hearing or processing/understanding what is heard.
Total loss of sight
Total loss of hearing
Difficulty expressing oneself in spoken or written form