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Disability Services

The Academic Enrichment Center (AEC) is the College's disability services office, with the Director serving as the 504 Coordinator for students.  Students need to submit Earlham's Disability Disclosure Form and appropriate documentation to initiate the disability process.

Disability Documentation

Quality documentation is essential in determining disability status and/or appropriate accommodations. Documentation should demonstrate how a student's condition meets the definition of a disability as defined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended in 2008. Documentation should also identify the functional limitations of the disability in an educational setting. 

An Individual Education Program (IEP) or a Summary Of Performance (SOP) might provide sufficient information. The determination of an IEP or SOP as sufficient documentation is on a case-by-case basis as school corporations differ widely regarding the comprehensive nature of those reports.

Documentation Guidelines for Learning Disabilities

Guidelines for Learning Disabilities, PDF
Guidelines for Leaning Disabilities, Word Doc.

Certification Forms by Disability and Reasonable Accommodation

Below are certification forms for non-LD disabilities. The certification forms are categorized by the type of accommodation one might require. Please review both categories and select the most applicable forms. Students should take the applicable forms to their appropriately licensed professional for completion.

Academic and College Housing Accommodations

Certification Form for Disability Status and Accommodation, PDF
Certification Form for Disability Status and Accommodation, Word Doc.

Assistance Animal in College Housing

Certification Form for an Assistance Animal in College Housing, PDF
CCertification Form for an Assistance Animal in College Housing, Word Doc.


Academic accommodations and auxiliary aids may include (but are not limited to):

  • providing smart pens or note-takers and computer assistance
  • assistance in obtaining books on tape
  • extended time for tests and quizzes and/or assistance via computer technology
  • a testing environment with limited distractions
  • the substitution of appropriate courses for the second language requirement.

Technological assistance available from the Academic Enrichment Center:

  • Kurzweil 1000 and 3000: scan/read software
  • Limited Braille text with Duxbury Software and Braille embosser
  • Tactile Image Enhancer

A full description of Earlham's policy and grievance procedures for students with disabilities is online.

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