Which students might be eligible for disability
Students with an identified disability may be eligible for
services. Examples include, but are not limited to, students with
learning disabilities or ADHD or health problems or physical
limitations or mental health related issues. Also, students with
hearing impairments or visual disabilities or speech/communication
related issues may be eligible.
How do I obtain accommodations for my
University campus students may contact the Office of Disability
Services at (352) 588-8464 and arrange to meet with the Assistant
Director of Disability Services. Center students should arrange to
meet with their Academic Advisor. All students should bring
documentation of their disability to the appointment. Reference the
steps outlined for requesting accommodations.
What kind of documentation must I provide to be eligible
Documentation must contain a diagnosis of your specific disability
and a rationale for accommodations. Testing must be current;
ideally your documentation has been completed within the last 3
years. (For more information, read the Policy and
Procedure Manual for Students with Disabilities.)
What accommodations are available?
A wide variety of accommodations are available depending on your
disability. The Assistant Director of Disability Services will work
with you (and your Academic Advisor for center students) to
determine which accommodations you need. All decisions are made on
a case by case basis.
Where is the Office of Disability Services
The Office of Disability Services is located inside the Learning
Resource Center on the second floor of the Student Activities
Building. The office number is 207.
I had an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) in high
school; can I use my IEP as documentation?
Although an IEP is helpful in understanding the history of the
disability, it cannot be used as documentation for the disability.
Please reference the Policy &
Procedure Manual to learn the appropriate documentation needed
to obtain accommodations.
I received special education (IDEA) or 504 services in
high school; how are these services different in
Colleges are required to provide any reasonable accommodation that
may be necessary for equal access to education. They are not
required to design special programs for students with disabilities
or have Individualized Educational Plans (IEP’s).
What role do my parents play in the
Students who are 18 years old or older are legally recognized as
adults. In this case, the student is responsible for his/her own
accommodation requests and disability-related decisions. However,
students are encouraged to have an open dialogue with their
parents. Parents can be a wonderful source of support.
Is there a charge for receiving accommodations from
There is no charge for receiving accommodations from the Office of
What if I have not been diagnosed but suspect I have a
If you suspect you have a learning disability, we encourage you to
meet with the Office of Disability Services. Although Saint Leo
University does not provide psycho-educational evaluations, the
Assistant Director in the Office of Disability Services will work
with the student and decide if a referral is necessary. The
Assistant Director will refer the student to an off- campus
licensed psychologist for a complete psycho-educational evaluation
and assessment of skills. The cost of psycho-educational testing is
the responsibility of the student.