Instructors are encouraged to include a disability statement in each of their syllabi. The purpose is to invite students with disabilities to self-identify and to begin to build collaborative academic relationships with their instructors. It also serves to remind students with disabilities that they are responsible to make their needs known and recognizes that the College is prepared to meet its legal obligations to reasonably accommodate.
Instructors may use the following statement or adapt it with their own information:
Disability Services: If you are a student who needs accommodation in this course based on the impact of a disability, please do the following: (1) contact me privately to discuss your specific needs for this course and (2) contact the Coordinator of Disability Support Services at 217-479-7176 or dss(at)mac(dot)edu to review and coordinate reasonable accommodations.