If you have any additional questions or any conerns, please contact AES at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our office grants accommodations to students with learning disabilities, psychological disabilities, physical and sensory disabilities, and chronic medical conditionsin accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Some commondiagnostic examples include, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Blind or Visually Impaired, Diabetes,Irritable Bowel Syndrome,Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, etc.
Indiana University requires students to submit medical documentation from a medical provider or licensed therapist. For this reason, we cannot accept only a high school IEP, or 504 plan. Please reach out to your medical provider or therapist and let them know that you are requesting accommodation from your university and that it requires a letter of documentation.
Meetings last approximately 25-30 minutes and can be done in-person or remotely. During the intake, an accommodation specialist will talk with you about barriers you are experiencing because of your disability(s) and reasonable accommodations that can be implemented to remove these barriers.
Our office and many other disability services departments around the country use the Accommodate software. It allows students to request new accommodations at any time and to renew their approved accommodations each semester. It also allows students to securely upload their medical documentation.
Students wishing to use their academic accommodations are expected to submit a semester request via Accommodate software. The semester request generates your Letter of Accommodation for the current semester. Students need to submit a semester request every semester if they plan on using their accommodations.
Accessible Educational Services is a HIPAA-compliant office and does not disclose Protected Health Information (PHI) with any instructors.
A Semester Request is a process where students can request a Letter of Accommodation to be emailed to them. Students need to submit a semester request every semester if they plan on using their accommodations. A Supplemental Request is a process where students can request additional accommodations at any point in the semester.
At any time during the school year students can request additionalaccommodations. This typically occurs when medical needs change or additional diagnoses have been made. If you would like to request additional accommodations please submit a supplemental accommodation request through the Accommodate student portal and be prepared to upload additional documentation to support your request. You may need to meet with your case manager again to discuss the approval of your request.
The Letter of Accommodation is a document that outlines your accommodations and your classes during a specific semester. Students need to email their Letter of Accommodation to their instructors in order to receive accommodation during that specific semester.
Recommendations for accommodations can often be found within your evaluation or letter of documentation. It is helpful to discuss your needs with your medical provider or therapist prior to the intake meeting. You may also review your approved accommodaitons included in your IEP or 504 Plan.
Remote participation is not an accommodation that we provide in most circumstances. For remote participation requests to be considered two conditions must be met: (1) there must be a documented medical need for remote participation, (2) remote participation must not fundamentally alter the course. Students requiring remote participation are encouraged to explore 100% online degree options by consulting with their academic advisor.
Students canrequest an accommodation at any time during the calendar year. However, it is wise to start the process before the start of the first semester or as soon as the student has registered for classes. In some cases, the student may wish to start even before formal admission because of the need for assistance in the admission or testing process.
Yes. Title IX authorizes AES to approve reasonable accommodations related to pregnancy or childbirth, based upon documented medical necessity. Contact our office for more information.
Temporary accommodations are not covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act. However, AES can approve reasonable accommodations related to recovery from surgery or injury, based upon documented medical necessity. Contact our office for more information.
If AES finds that your documentation is inadequate, does not indicate the level of disability warranting accommodation, or if you are dissatisfied with any decision made by AES, you may request a meeting with the Director. The AES Director will review your appeal and render a decision. If you want to appeal the decision of the Director, then you may appeal to the Office of Institutional Equity.
If you believe that your grievance involves a violation of state or federal law, you should immediately contact the IUPUI Office of Institutional Equity. If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of using IUPUI’s procedures or you wish to pursue an alternative approach, you may contact The Office of Civil Rights or The Indiana Civil Rights Commission. You then can explore How to File a Discrimination Complaint with the Office of Civil Rights which you can get by contacting the U.S Department of Education online.
This list is created based on information available at this time. This is not an exhaustive list of service providers in Indiana nor is it intended to endorse or recommend any listed provider.
Psychological testing may be indicated for students who display symptoms of a Learning Disability, ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorders and are seeking accommodations within the learning environment. Psychological testing may also be indicated to clarify mental health diagnoses. The following groups provide psychological testing services: