| ACADEMICS | Academic Resources | Disability Services
In the Disability Services Office at Worcester State University, we coordinate support services and programs that enable equal access to education and university life for students with disabilities—including temporary or permanent challenges with mental health, chronic health, sensory ability, physical health/mobility, and learning ability. If you are living with one or more disabilities, we invite you to meet with us and register with our office—it’s voluntary and confidential. You’ll need to supply documentation by a qualified professional regarding the impact of your disability along with your completed self report. What We ProvideWe’ve designed our services to help you achieve academic and social success. We will meet with you to discuss risk factors and decide on a case-by-case basis what educational, housing, and classroom accommodations are appropriate.
Accommodations and services are individually determined based on the functional limitation(s) that are identified by a diagnostic evaluation and during an intake interview. They may include, but are not limited to:
Our office collaborates with academic advisors, faculty, the Counseling Center, residence life, health services, and athletics to help ensure that you have a positive, supportive college experience. Our staff includes a full-time, year-round learning specialist who is able to provide one-on-one support and help you establish a consistent relationship with us.Student Empowerment Empowerment is our overarching goal, and we work with you to develop self-advocacy and other life skills. WSU’s chapter of Delta Alpha Pi, the international honor society for students with disabilities, plays a key role in helping us accomplish this objective.
Are there differences between high school and college disability services?The kinds of support services you may have received in high school will not necessarily be continued similarly at Worcester State University. There are a number of differences between high school and college that result in new roles, responsibilities, and expectations. These include: