Students who have a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities may be eligible for services. Such impairments include (but are not limited to): Mobility Impairment, Visual Impairment, Hearing Impairment, Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Acquired Brain Injury, Psychological Disorders and Systemic Medical Disabilities.Services are available to students who:
- Self-identify to the Coordinator of Disability Services in the Disability Resource Center.
- Participate in an intake interview with the Coordinator of Disability Services to determine needs and accommodations
- Provide appropriate documentation of the disability which supports the accommodations being requested
Accommodations are determined on an individual basis, based on the documentation provided and the interview with the student. The Regents’ Center for Learning Disorders, located at GA Southern University reviews all documentation of Learning Disability, ADD, Psychological Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Acquired Brain Injuries and determines appropriateness and completeness of documentation and accommodations for these specific disorders. Accommodations that are considered reasonable and do not fundamentally alter the nature of the program or course may be appropriate. Accommodations must not undermine the academic standard set by the professor or academic department. Students must meet all admission and academic standards, including attendance requirements. Accommodations are not a substitute for appropriate medical treatment, medication or counseling. The purpose of accommodations is to provide access to the academic material and access to demonstrate mastery of the material.