Thursday, July 22, 2010

Resources for pharmacy students who have disabilities

Most pharmacy schools have resources and support for students who have documented disabilities. For example, here are some segments from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy website:
Any UIC College of Pharmacy student who has a documented disability, as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, will be referred to the campus Office of Disability (ODS). The College will make accommodations on a case by case basis with advice from the ODS.

Students with disabilities who require accommodations for full access and participation must be registered with the Office of Disability Services.

As reflected in the University of Illinois' Nondiscrimination Statement and the UIC Chancellor's Statement of Commitment to Persons with Disabilities, UIC strives to maintain a barrier-free environment so that students with disabilities can fully access classes, programs, services and other campus activities.

The Disability Resource Center facilitates access for students through consultation with faculty and campus departments, and the provision of reasonable accommodations.

The Disability Resource Center recognizes various environments in which people function: physical, programmatic, informational and attitudinal. Some modifications to these environments are readily-achieveable through direct consultation with faculty or staff. See F.A.Q.s about Campus Access for more information.

To be eligible for accommodations, students apply for services through the Disability Resource Center.
Does your school's website offer information about disability services? It probably does, but is it easy to find?