Welcome to Drew’s Office of Accessibility Resources: Services for Students with Disabilities
In support of Drew’s mission to promote the “cultivation of the whole person” the Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) is committed to removing barriers to the education of persons with documented disabilities as members of its “diverse community of learners.” To this end, OAR collaborates with University partners and offices to afford students with disabilities equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of the broad educational and social experience found at Drew. As part of Academic Services, the desire to help students maximize their academic success guides the practice of this Office by connecting students to coaching, peer-tutoring and specialized advisement as well as career and personal counseling.
Receipt of services and accommodations is necessarily dependent upon student self-identification. Supporting documentation (written by a licensed professional, qualified in the specialty of the disclosed disability) is reviewed in a personal and confidential meeting with the Coordinator of Accessibility Resources. Reasonable accommodations are reached in an interactive process based on the nature of the disability, the documents provided and the accommodations requested considering the requirements and structure of individual courses and the participatory nature of Drew classes.
Prospective students as well as newly disclosing and currently enrolled students may participate in the process by completing the appropriate forms at the links below:
- Prospective Students: Prospective Student Inquiry
- Newly Disclosing Students: Disclosure Form
- Currently Enrolled Students: Request for Academic Accommodations
Information for Parents
Eligibility criteria for accommodations at post-secondary institutions differs from those used for eligibility determination in the K-12 system. Information regarding these differences as well as some helpful guidelines for this new stage of life for parents and students can be found at the links below: