In order to receive accommodations from The Office of Disability Services, the student must provide documentation of his or her disability from an appropriate professional. If the student already has detailed documentation, he or she can contact The Office of Disability Services to make a phone appointment. Please follow the steps below to register and receive reasonable and appropriate accommodations.
If a student has a disability, he or she should inquire about disability services with his or her Academic Advisor or may contact the office directly. The Office of Disability Services approves and coordinates accommodations to help students with disabilities achieve academic and personal success.
The Academic Advisor and student should decide if the student would like to submit documentation to The Office of Disability Services in order to determine if he or she meets the criteria for disability services and accommodations according to Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)/Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act of 2008 (ADAA). Registration with The Office of Disability Services is on a voluntary, self-identifying basis.
Students desiring and requesting academic support services for disabilities are required to submit appropriate documentation to verify eligibility under Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)/Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act of 2008 (ADAA). All assessment reports, medical information and other related documentation will be kept confidential at The Office of Disability Services in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), as well as in accordance with the professional and ethical standards of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD). The following guidelines are provided to insure that documentation is sufficient and appropriate to verify eligibility for disability services.
Documentation on file may consist of the following:
The student submits the Student Data Sheet to The Office of Disability Services along with current clinical documentation of the disability from a psychologist, physician, or other appropriate professional. Also, the students needs to complete the Faculty Notification Form. All documentation and information is considered confidential.
The Office of Disability Services reviews the submitted documentation and contacts the student to discuss his or her requests.
If the student is accepted and registered with The Office of Disability Services, an Accommodations Notification Letter will be sent to the student, Academic Advisor, Campus Director and the Director of Virtual Learning Administration. Only accommodations will be stated in the letter; the specific disability will not be disclosed. During the student's educational career at Brandman University, the faculty will automatically be provided with the Accommodations Notification Letter two weeks prior to the beginning of each session, if the student grants the university permission.
In addition to requesting accommodation services and providing the verifying documentation, students are responsible for the following: