In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section #504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Office of Disability Services, coordinates the university’s efforts to provide full access to educational, cultural and other programs sponsored by the university for qualified students with disabilities. The institute is committed to providing services to assure an accessible environment for students with disabilities. The Disability Services Coordinator, will discuss concerns about disabilities and evaluate eligibility for auxiliary aids and academic accommodations for all qualified ESI students. Students requiring further information should contact the Disability Services Coordinator. A student with a disability must make his or her needs known to the Disability Services Coordinator in order to receive accommodations. The student is responsible for providing evidence of the current functional impact of a disability supporting the need for requested academic adjustments or auxiliary aids through qualified documentation, including a structured intake interview.
Please note that a high school IEP or 504 plan may not constitute adequate documentation to support accommodations as these frequently do not provide the information necessary to determine appropriate and effective services and/or testing accommodations at the post secondary level. Requests for accommodations by returning students should be renewed each semester by notifying the Disability Services Coordinator. Changes in a disability for which a student is requesting new accommodations may require updated documentation.
ESI’s services include assistance to students with documented disabilities such as (but not limited to) specific learning disabilities, physical/mobility disabilities, medical and psychological disabilities. Students who are unsure about the necessity for assistance are encouraged to speak to the Disability Services Coordinator to explore their individual situation. ESI’s policies and procedures regarding the provision of academic accommodations and auxiliary aids to students with disabilities are available upon request from the Office of Disability Services at …..
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