OAR works with each student on a case-by-case basis to provide reasonable accommodations that foster independent, self-determined learners. Services and auxiliary aids are offered to students with physical, sensory, neurologic, chronic health, psychological and other health impairments who qualify under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act. Students with temporary impairments may receive services on a short-term basis.
Stonehill College is committed to providing all students equal access to learning opportunities, programs, resources, and facilities. In 1856, Basil Anthony Moreau, founder of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, said, "Never forget that all teaching lies in the best approach to an individual student." In this spirit, the Office of Accessibility Resources takes an individualized approach to promote self-advocacy and encourage students to maintain an awareness of their strengths, limitations, and learning styles.
OAR recognizes the importance of fostering disability education initiatives for students, faculty, and staff. We serve faculty and staff in an advisory role to promote equal access both inside and outside the classroom. The College offers reasonable and appropriate auxiliary aids and services to assist otherwise qualified persons in achieving access to its programs, services, and facilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA Amendments Act 2008) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Students are encouraged to contact OAR if they have, or think they may have a disability. Prospective students are also encouraged to contact OAR to learn more about the accommodations process.
- Documentation Guidelines
- Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Guidelines
- Service Animal Guidelines
- Foreign Language Substitution Guidelines
- Seizure Guidelines
- Diagnostic Referral Process Guidelines
- Alternate Format of Text Guidelines
- Alternate Format of Text Request Form
- Exam Accommodations Form
- Disability Services FAQ
- Peer Note Taker Guidelines
- Peer Note Recipient Guidelines
- Peer Note Taker Request Form
Students who are seeking to be tested for a learning disability and/or ADHD are encouraged to meet with OAR. It is suggested that students contact their insurance company's Member Services Department to determine their in-network vs. out of network coverage for diagnostic evaluations.
OAR provides the student with a list of diagnostic providers in the Massachusetts Area who provide testing services. The student is responsible for fees associated with diagnostic testing.