Accessibility Services

Lawrence University is committed to providing opportunities for all students to succeed academically. 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 offers academic accommodations to students with disabilities who need them to benefit from 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 the Center for Academic Success. For information about the process, see the pages on Accommodations Overview, Establishing Eligibility, and Requesting Accommodations. Meet with the Accessibility Services and Academic Skills 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 attendance 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.

Disability Testing

Lawrence can help arrange testing for learning disabilities or ADHD with a local provider and can seek possible grant funding where family insurance does not cover the testing. Contact the Accessibility Services and Academic Skills Specialist for details.