Disability Support Services
If you have been diagnosed with a disability or think you may have a disability please come by for a visit. Concordia's DSS office is located on the first floor of Link Library, room 143.
Equal Access to Education
Concordia University, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, does not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, or treatment of students. Students with documented disabilities are legally entitled to request modifications, accommodations, or auxiliary aids that will enable them to participate in and benefit from all postsecondary programs and activities.
Who qualifies as disabled under the law?
The Rehabilitation Act defines an individual with a disability as a person who:
- has a physical or mental imparment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of that person
- has a record of such impairment, or
- is regarded as having such as impairment.
How students with disabilities may activate Disability Support Services
A student with a disability who wants to receive accommodations should:
- Contact the DSS coordinator at Concordia University.
- Identify him/herself as disabled.
- Indicate what accommodations he/she is seeking.
- The student will then be asked to provide proper and sufficient documentation of the disability(see forms and documentation guidelines below).
- The student and DDS will engage in an interactive process to determine and implement an appropriate accommodation plan.
Student & Parent Information
- General Information
- FAQ - Students
- FAQ - Parents
- Q&A on The ADA, Section 504 and Postsecondary Education
- Student Rights and Responsibilities
- Students with Disabilities - Transitioning from High School to College
- Documentation Requirements (see below)
- Forms (see below)
- Learning Disability Assessment Process
- Faculty General Information
- Disability Support FAQ - Faculty
- Rights and Responsibilities
- Explanation Regarding Flexibility in Deadlines
- Information Regarding Attendance Accommodations
- General Documentation Guidelines
- Documentation for Learning Disabilities
- Documentation for ADD/ADHD
- Documentation for Physical or Medical Disabilities
- Documentation for Psychological Disabilities or Autism Spectrum
- Documentation for Blindness/Low Vision
- Documentation for Deaf/Hard of Hearing
- Documentation for Mobility Impairments
- Disability Support Services Intake Form
- E-Text Request Process
- E-Text Request Form
- Notetaker Request Form
- Test Accommodation Information
- Explanation of Flexibility in Deadlines Accommodation - Student
- Section 504 and College Students with Disabilities
- Transitions to College for Students with Disabilities (produced by WinAHEAD)
- Students with ADD/ADHD in College
- 10 Tips for ADHD in College
- Students with Psychiatric/Mental Health Disabilities in College
- 10 Strategies for Success for College Students with Learning Disabilities
- Students with Dyslexia
- Understanding the Difference Between High School and College (PDF)
See also: Concordia's Academic Resource Center