SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Dongguk University Los Angeles (DULA) is committed to providing appropriate services to students with documented learning, physical, and other disabilities. Students with disabilities are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities available to help them in order to achieve their educational goals.

DULA does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in either admission or access to programs and activities.

Procedure for Requesting Accommodations

  1. DULA Students with disability who request accommodations must notify the Program Director of requesting accommodations with appropriate supporting document.
  2. Appropriate supporting documentation should be an original letter from an appropriate professional who is licensed to evaluate the disability. The letter, which cannot be in fax or photocopy form, must be on the healthcare professional’s letterhead and include the professional’s title, address, and telephone number. The letter must also include a diagnosis of the disabling condition, and explain why special learning accommodations are necessary. The letter must have an original signature from the professional and be dated no more than 3 years prior to application.
  3. In the Academic Committee meeting, accommodations are approved, denied, or modified from their original request. The letter of denial or approval of modification from the original request shall contain the reason for such decision. If student who requested the such arrangement is not satisfied with the decision, the student may initiate grievance procedure with the Dean of Academic Affairs.

 

Confidentiality

All student records concerning disabilities are maintained separately from academic records. All information is treated as confidential and disclosure is limited to individuals who have a legitimate need to know. The Program Director will notify the instructor or appropriate staff in writing of any accommodations to be granted. The nature of the disability will not be disclosed, unless there is a compelling need to share this information in order to provide appropriate accommodations.

 

Links:

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/504faq.html

http://digitalhistory.hsp.org/pafrm/org/american-coalition-citizens-disabilities-accd

http://www.acupuncture.ca.gov/students/spec_accom.shtml