Support Services for Students with Disabilities

Where to Begin

Students with learning disabilities or other neurological disorders, and students requesting assistance with academic concerns or accommodations:

Lisa S. Ruebeck, Director of Learning Disability Support Services

Academic Support Services
Room C212, University Center
Phone: 610-758-4152

Students requesting academic accommodations are required to submit for review current and comprehensive documentation of their disability (see Guidelines for Documentation). If a current student is not certain whether s/he has a learning disability, our office can conduct a comprehensive intake interview and screening. If a complete diagnostic evaluation seems appropriate, the student will be provided with referrals to community-based professionals who can perform a comprehensive evaluation at the student’s expense.

Due to the confidential nature of disability related issues, students must sign an authorized release form with our office each semester in order to provide faculty with notification of their disability. Students who have disclosed their disability are encouraged to notify their professors during the first week of classes. In order to provide faculty with ample notification to make arrangements for a proctor, a separate room or other special accommodations, students are asked to provide faculty with at least seven days' notice prior to the need for accommodations.

Students with physical, sensory (visual/auditory) or other disabilities:

If you are requesting assistance with non-academic concerns such as mobility assistance, access to buildings, architectural barriers, transportation around campus, etc. should contact:

Cheryl A. Ashcroft, Assistant Dean of Students

Student requesting academic or non-academic accommodations are required to submit current and comprehensive documentation of their disability (see Guidelines for Documentation).  Requests for accommodations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Phone: 610-758-4152

Patricia Chase, Facilities Planning and Renovations

Phone: 610-758-3978