The Office of Academic Counseling and & Differently Abled Services (DAS) seeks to enhance student engagement in the learning process, encourage higher levels of academic performance, further critical thinking skills, and promote student self-authorship in the classroom. Our mission with Differently Abled Services (DAS) is to provide students with disabilities the tools, reasonable accommodations and support services to participate fully in the academic environment. Furthermore, our mission is to promote an accessible and culturally sensitive campus through outreach and by building partnerships within the university community and beyond.
Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 2008 Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act define a student with disability as someone with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities such as walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working. Such a person must have documentation of the impairment or regarded as having such impairment.
DAS provides support services by using an individualized approach and works cooperatively with students as they:
- Build self-awareness
- Learn self-advocacy
- Become more independent
- Create a network of resources
- Meet academic requirements
For information regarding how to access DAS contact Ms. Joyce Brown, Director of Academic Counseling & Differently Abled Services (DAS) at 478-822-1072. You may also visit this offices for services: Royal C. Peabody Bldg. Rm. 125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org