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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), 504 Plan, or a Summary Of Performance (SOP) might provide sufficient information. The determination of an IEP, 504 Plan, 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-learning 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

Disability Status and Accommodation, PDF

Disability Status and Accommodation, Word Doc.

Assistance Animal in College Housing

Assistance Animal in College Housing, PDF

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
  • extended time for tests and quizzes and/or assistance via technology
  • a testing environment with limited distractions

Technological assistance available from the Academic Enrichment Center:

  • Kurzweil 3000: scan/read software
  • Livescribe Pen
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • Inspiration

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

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801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
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