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Disability Services

Goals and Objectives

The Goal of the Disability Services Office is to help provide equal access and reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities attending BGSU Firelands, and to act as a resource to students, faculty, and staff.

All accommodations will be based upon documentation that indicates the student has a disability that substantially limits some major life activity, including learning.

The Office will protect student privacy rights by maintaining a confidential file for each student. Disability information will be shared only when express permission is given by the student to release such information in order to provide appropriate support services.

Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities are diagnosed when the individual's achievement on individually administered standardized tests in reading, mathematics, or written expression is substantially below that expected for his or her age, schooling, and level of intelligence. The learning problems must significantly interfere with academic achievement or activities of daily living that require reading, mathematical, or writing skills.