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Students with Disabilities Resources

This page lists resources for students who may have a disability, and how to navigate college admissions, requesting accommodations while enrolled at a college, and some information about how to make the transition after graduation and entering the work force.


Within Loyola:

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSWD) All students who have (or suspect they may have) a disability are encouraged to contact the SSWD Office located on the first floor of Sullivan Center.  Their staff can discuss your unique needs, and what accommodations may be appropriate for your time as a Loyola University student.
Career Development Center Resources Job search tips and research information on employment rights, laws, regulations, and job accommodations for persons with disabilities.  In addition, staff at the Career Development Center encourage students to come for an in-person meeting to discuss their unique needs.
Rome Center Accommodations Students interested in studying abroad at the Loyola University Rome Center should refer to this for accommodation information.



Beyond Loyola:

Association on Higher Education and Disability: Student and Parent Section Information and resources about the transition to college as well as a scholarship guide for disabled students
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability: The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Youth A 99-page workbook available in a variety of formats the informs about knowing your rights and responsibilities at school, in the workplace, and in the community
Orientation for Students with Disabilities Studying Abroad A video produced by the University of Minnesota providing an overview of considerations for students with disabilities looking to study abroad, along with related resources
Secret Strategies for Handling my ADHD Brain A blog post by an adult about how he has "harnessed my ADD brain into working for me"
Study Abroad Access Assessment An assessment form that students can use along with study abroad staff to determine how accessible a specific study abroad program is for the unique student’s needs
Succeed in College as a Learning Disabled Student A U.S. News and World Report article providing examples of possible accommodations for students with learning disabilities
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Job Applicants and the ADA Information about the Americans with Disabilities Act, specifically as it relates to applying for a job, asking for an accommodation, or filing a charge of discrimination
WrightsLaw Guide to College for Students with Disabilities
A collection of information from a website that serves individuals with disabilities, addressing topics such as self-advocacy strategies for students with unique needs such as autism spectrum disorder and learning disabilities, transition from high school to college with disabilities, and parent information.