Penn State encourages academically qualified students with disabilities to take advantage of its educational programs. It is Penn State's policy not to discriminate against qualified persons with disabilities in its admissions policies or procedures or its educational programs, services, and activities.
Students with documented disabilities (learning, physical, or psychological) may be entitled to request reasonable accommodation for their disability. A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a course, program, service, job, activity, or facility that provides the qualified individual with a disability with an equal opportunity to attain the same level of performance or to enjoy benefits that are available to students without disabilities.
The Office for Disability Services Web site provides detailed information about disability services at Penn State University. Within this site, some links which maybe helpful include:
At every location of the University individuals have been designated to provide assistance for students with disabilities. These designees are called Disability Contact Liaisons (DCL).
Pennsylvania Secondary Transition Guide -- This website provides youth, young adults, parents, and professionals with secondary transition resources to facilitate a young person's progress toward the attainment of post-secondary goals related to education, employment, and community living.
Headstrong: Inside the Hidden World of Dyslexia and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Created by Headstrong Nation, this 26-minute documentary provides an overview of the challenges faced by a diverse array of adults who have Dyslexia and ADHD as well as the accommodations they use to empower themselves.
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