Purdue University North Central is committed to providing equal educational opportunities to qualified students with disabilities by complying with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.This handbook has been prepared as a review of various disabilities that affect learning in the University setting and suggests possible accommodations for these students. Students with disabilities will vary in each category, thus this should only be a guide and each student’s instruction should be individualized.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 states in part:
- No otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
In order to comply with this statute, the University must assure that the same equal educational opportunities are available to students with disabilities that are available to other students. Students with disabilities must request accommodations and must provide current documentation to the Disability Services Coordinator. This documentation must be completed by a qualified professional (physician, psychologist, psychiatrist, etc.