Lawrence University is committed to compliance with all applicable federal laws and regulations regarding reasonable academic adjustments needed to provide equal educational opportunities for all students. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, 1990/2008) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973), Lawrence has a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of disability and will take such steps as are necessary to assure students with disabilities equal access and opportunity to the educational programs of the university.
Because courses vary in their required activities (discussion, lab, performance, etc.), Lawrence works with eligible students to determine reasonable accommodations for each course or other academic requirement. Arrangements are made through Accessibility Services. For information about the process, see the pages on Accommodations Overview, Establishing Eligibility, and Requesting Accommodations. Meet with the Accessibility Services Specialist to discuss your particular needs.
Chronic Health Conditions
If you have a chronic health condition (epilepsy, diabetes, asthma, migraines, traumatic brain injury, etc.) that could disrupt your participation or coursework, you should discuss this with your instructor at the start of term to make plans for what to do should symptoms arise. If the condition is severe enough to affect one or more major life activities, it could qualify as a disability. View the information on this website and contact the specialist for more information.
Lawrence can help recommend providers and resources for testing for learning disabilities and ADHD or psychological evaluations and can seek possible grant funding for qualified students where family insurance does not cover the testing. Contact the Accessibility Services and Academic Skills Specialist for details.