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Student Disability Services

Western New England University (WNE) and Student Disability Services (SDS) recognize that students with disabilities represent an equally important aspect of diversity as any other student on campus and are an integral part of our community. We are committed to ensuring equal access to all campus related programs and activities. Through reasonable accommodations and support, students who qualify under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) are empowered to participate fully in the activities of the College.

In collaboration with faculty and staff from across campus, SDS coordinates accommodations for students with documented disabilities related but not limited to:

  • learning disabilities
  • attention deficit disorder
  • mobility and physical impairments
  • autism spectrum disorders
  • chronic medical or psychiatric conditions

Additionally, SDS supports students who are blind, have low vision, or are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

As a part of our mission, SDS engages students in becoming independent learners, fosters self-advocacy, and promotes self-determination. SDS also serves as a resource to the campus community promoting educational equity and innovation.