The Academic Enrichment Center (AEC) is the College's disability services office, with the Director serving as the 504 Coordinator for students. Students need to submit Earlham's Disability Disclosure Form and appropriate documentation to initiate the disability process.
Quality documentation is essential in determining disability status and/or appropriate accommodations. Documentation should demonstrate how a student's condition meets the definition of a disability as defined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended in 2008. Documentation should also identify the functional limitations of the disability in an educational setting.
An Individual Education Program (IEP) or a Summary Of Performance (SOP) might provide sufficient information. The determination of an IEP or SOP as sufficient documentation is on a case-by-case basis as school corporations differ widely regarding the comprehensive nature of those reports.
Documentation Guidelines for Learning Disabilities
PDF of Guidelines for Learning Disabilities
Below are certification forms for other disabilities. Students should take the applicable form to their appropriately licensed professional for completion.
Certification Form for AD/HD Diagnosis
Certification Form for Psychiatric Diagnosis
Certification Form for Medical/Physical Diagnosis
Academic accommodations and auxiliary aids may include (but are not limited to):
- providing smart pens or note-takers and computer assistance
- assistance in obtaining books on tape
- extended time for tests and quizzes and/or assistance via computer technology
- a testing environment with limited distractions
- the substitution of appropriate courses for the second language requirement.
Technological assistance available from the Center for Academic Enrichment:
- Kurzweil 1000 and 3000: scan/read software
- Limited Braille text with Duxbury Software and Braille embosser
- Tactile Image Enhancer
A full description of Earlham's policy and grievance procedures for students with disabilities is online.