In order for a person to be eligible for services, the following requirements must be met:
- Apply and be admitted to Jackson State University undergraduate or graduate program.
- Provide current and comprehensive documentation of a disability to the ADA Disability Services Office.
- Register with the ADA Disability Services Office to initiate accommodations.
- Work as a full-time, part-time, or adjunct employee Jackson State University.
Students or employees must self-identify with the ADA Disability Services Office each semester or session for which you are seeking accommodations.
- Provide current documentation from a professional qualified to diagnose the specific disability.
- The Assistant Director of ADA Services must review all documentation and determine whether the student is eligible to receive services.
- Reasonable and appropriate accommodations are determined by the student and the ADA of Services Assistant Director based on documented needs and functional limitations of the individual.
- Letters of Accommodation may be re-evaluated with input from the instructor, the student, or additional documentation.
- The aim is to encourage self-advocacy skills in the individual with a disability and to include
- the faculty member or supervisor in the accommodations plan.
- Accommodation letters must be requested, reviewed, and reissued each semester the student expects to receive services.
- FERPA, HIPPA and all other laws of confidentiality are observed strictly. All individuals seeking services must sign a release of information statement which promotes dialogue among office staff , the student, and the instructor or service provider on a need-to-know basis.
WHO IS COVERED UNDER ADA 504?
The ADA’s definition of “impairment” includes any condition
that has a psychological, physiological or mental
basis. It includes anatomical loss of a limb or of the sensory,
respiratory, neurological, cardiovascular, digestive,
musculoskeletal, genitor-urinary, skin and endocrine;
and hemic and lymphatic systems. Cosmetic disfigurements,
mental retardation, emotional or mental illnesses,
some learning disabilities, brain disorders and cosmetic
disfigurements are included in the impairment definition.
A “disability” is defined as a physical or mental impairment
that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
A person is considered disabled if the person has
such a physical or mental impairment, has a record of
such impairment, or is regarded as having such impairment.
“Disability” covers a wide range of conditions and
includes mobility, vision, hearing, or speech impairments,
learning disabilities, chronic health conditions, emotional
illnesses, AIDS, HIV positive, and a history of alcoholism
or prior substance abuse.