Disability Services

One of the functions of McKendree's Student Success and Advising Center is to serve and advocate for students with disabilities, ensuring equal access to educational opportunities and programs while promoting self-advocacy and independence. Reasonable accommodations are offered to students with disabilities who register with the Success Center.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), McKendree University provides services, auxiliary aids, and accommodations to meet the unique learning needs of students with disabilities.

The Coordinator for Disability Services at McKendree is Linza Brachear, Director of Student Success and Advising. Her office is located in the Student Success and Advising Center, located at Clark Hall, Lower Level. The Success Center is open year-round, including summer months.

Students with disabilities who need services, auxiliary aids, or accommodations to participate in McKendree University academic or co-curricular activities must contact the Coordinator for Disability Services and self-report their disability and specific needs. All documentation and consultation will be kept confidential.

 

 

How do I register my classroom accommodations-504/IEP??

How do I register with the Success Center for housing accommodations-Room accommodations?

How do I register with the Success Center for housing accommodations-Emotional Support Animal?

How do I register with the Success Center for housing accommodations- Off Campus housing? 

How do I renew my classroom accommodations-504/IEP??

How do I request a renewal of housing accommodations-Room accommodations?

How do I request a renewal of housing accommodation-Emotional Support Animal?

How do I request a renewal of housing accommodation-Off Campus housing?

Can I get temporary accommodation for an injury or other disabling condition?

 

 

 

How do I register with the Success Center for classroom accommodations? 


1.
Self-report your disability to Linza Brachear, Director of Student Success and Advising, located in the Student Success and Advising Center, Clark Hall, Lower Level.

To report a disability, the student must complete the Classroom Accommodation Form form and submit documents that can be used to verify eligibility under Title II of the ADA.

Documentation must include a diagnosis of the disorder from a medical provider, not limited to: psychologist, psychiatrist, licensed clinician, medical physician, audiologist, pathologist, neurologist, or other licensed medical provider.

Documentation must also include, but is not limited to: date of diagnosis, medical history as it relates to the disability, medications, recommendations for accommodations to adjust for disability, summary of standardized testing, and results. In most cases, you will need a several documents.

2. The Coordinator will review all submitted documentation. If additional documentation is needed to verify a disability, the Coordinator will contact the student.

3. The Coordinator will then invite the student for a face-to-face consultation. If the student is unable to consult face-to-face, a telephonic consultation will be arranged.

During the consultation, the Coordinator will discuss with the student the diagnosis; past use of services, auxiliary aids, or accommodations; advocacy; and rules and regulations of the disability services offered by the University.

4.   At the conclusion of the consultation an accommodation letter will be provided through McKendree email to the student identifying the services, auxiliary aids, and/or accommodations approved. 

Based on the documentation and consultation with the student, and under the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations will be provided unless they present an undue hardship to the University.

5. A request for accommodations must be completed each academic year.

 

 

How do I register with the Success Center for housing accommodations? 


1. 
Self-report your disability to Linza Brachear, Director of Student Success and Advising, located in the Student Success and Advising Center, Clark Hall, Lower Level.

To report a disability, the student must complete the Housing Accommodation form and submit documents that can be used to verify eligibility under Title II of the ADA.

Documentation must include a diagnosis of the disorder from a medical provider, not limited to: psychologist, psychiatrist, licensed clinician, medical physician, audiologist, pathologist, neurologist, or other licensed medical provider.

Documentation must also include, but is not limited to: date of diagnosis, medical history as it relates to the disability, medications, recommendations for accommodations to adjust for disability, summary of standardized testing, and results. In most cases, you will need a several documents.

2. The Coordinator will review all submitted documentation. If additional documentation is needed to verify a disability, the Coordinator will contact the student.

3. Cordinator will conduct an offical evaluation of materials, if needed Coordinator will then invite the student for a face-to-face consultation.

4.   At the conclusion of the evaluation/consultation an accomadation letter will be provided through McKendree email to the student and Residence Life identifying the accommodations approved. 

Based on the documentation and consultation with the student, and under the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations will be provided unless they present an undue hardship to the University.

5. A request for accommodations must be completed each academic year.


 

 How do I renew my classroom accommadations?


If you have already registered with the Student Success Center and do not need to make any adjustments to your Accommodation Plan, you may simply renew your plan using the Classroom Accommodation renewal form. Please note that you will have the exact plan from the previous academic year with no changes or additions.

If you do need adjustments to your Accommodation Plan, please contact Linza Brachear, Director of Student Success and Advising, at 618-537-6427.




How do I request a renewal of my housing accommodations?


In order to renew housing accomadations, including emotional support animals, new documentation must be recieved every year.To begin the process and recieve the necessary documentation for completion simply click the following link.Housing Accommodation renewal form.


 

Can I get short-term accommodations for an injury or other disabling condition?


If you have a temporary (transitional) disabling condition that results from injuries, surgery, or short-term medical conditions that limits your abilities, you may request services from the Success Center. Some examples of temporary disabling conditions are broken limbs, a sprained arm or leg, or a head injury.

To receive assistance for a Temporary Disability:

1. Please complete the Temporary Accommodation Form 

2. When you meet with the Coordinator, provide medical documentation to verify your temporary condition, such as a medical note from your physician or other medical caretaker or a discharge summary from an emergency room visit.