Office of Accessible Education and Counseling Services
Accessible Education Services
The office acts as a liaison between students, administrators, faculty, and other staff members to ensure the reasonable and appropriate facilitation of accommodation plans. Students will be provided timely, efficient, and equitable accommodations and services that are in compliance with 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).
Counseling services are also available as needed, our recommended.
Steps to Register
Registration is on a voluntary, self-identifying basis with services available after a student has registered and presents certified current documentation of the specific disability from a psychologist, physician, or other appropriate professional.
I am a medically retired Marine. After 10 years in the Corps, I thought to myself, "what do I want to be when I grow up if I'm not going to be a Marine?". That's when I decided to go back to school to get some skills that I didn't have that were applicable to the civilian world. A Marine may not disclose what their issues in education may be because it's seen as a weakness. The office of Accessible Education helped me succeed. It's helped me realize that I can do this.
I served 4 years in the Marines with deployments to Iraq. I came back and am currently dealing with effects of PTS, anxiety, and depression - all disorders recognized by the Department of Veteran Affairs. And it's been a struggle for me over the last 12-15 years trying to readjust. I think what Brandman is doing with the outreach to veterans is so great. The proactive nature of the Office of Accessible Education and Counseling is something that is a model for not only schools but for the VA.
ResourcesBrandman University is committed to ensuring all students have equal access to course materials. All resources are free of charge and available for students who are registered with the Office of Accessible Education and Counseling Services.
The Office of Accessible Education and Counseling Services
16355 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Irvine, CA 92618
Loren O'Connor, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Mobile: (949) 241-1848
Phone: (949) 341-9823
Fax: (714) 644-9973
Henry Metcalf, Ph.D.
Accessible Education Specialist
Phone: (949) 333-9286
Fax: (714) 644-9973