Resources for Faculty and Staff
Part of the Disability Service's Office's mission is to assist staff and faculty in the process of accommodating students with disabilities. This page has been created to assist you in providing an equitable, accessible, and enriching classroom experience for the students with disabilities you may teach. Please feel free to browse the site and gain information about the following:
Sample Syllabi Statements
Faculty are an indispensible tool for guiding students who may need accommodations to our office. One of the most effective ways of doing that is by simply having a statement on your syllabi that informs students of our existence. You'll find a variety of sample statements to choose from.
The most common disabilities students present with at IVCC are learning disabilities, AD/HD, and mental health issues such as bipolar disorder, anxiety, and depression. The population of students with Asperger's Syndrome or autism continues to rise both nationally and locally. Please follow each link to learn more about typical characteristics of each disability. Note that the links to information on learning disabilities and AD/HD go to DePaul's PLuS Project website. The PLuS Project was a grant-funded demonstration program from the U.S. Department of Education. All materials produced by the program were made available for public use. If you'd like more information and resources about these disabilites and others, please visit the Resources section of our website.