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Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the Academic Catalog

Mark Coen, Associate Registrar
617-989-4213
coenm@wit.edu

Office of the Registrar
Williston Hall 103
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Boston, MA 02115

Services for Students with Disabilities

Services for Students with Disabilities
Wentworth Institute of Technology strives to provide students with disabilities equal and integrated access to all academic, social, and recreational programs and activities. Wentworth adheres to the Federal laws set forth in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which prohibits discrimination against students with disabilities. Section 504 and the ADA define a disability as a “physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such impairment; or is regarded as having such an impairment.” The Disabilities Services Office seeks to ensure that students with disabilities receive support, guidance, and reasonable accommodations.

To be considered eligible for services, a student must schedule an appointment with the Disability Specialist in the Counseling Center, disclose his/her disability by completing the Voluntary Statement of Special Needs form, and submit appropriate documentation of a disability. Wentworth adheres to the guidelines established by the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD). Appropriate documentation includes the following:

  1. Psychoeducational, neuropsychological, or psychiatric evaluation completed within the last three years by a qualified professional
  2. Clear diagnosis
  3. Description of the functional impact of the disability
  4. Recommended academic accommodations

Reasonable accommodations incorporate any adjustment or modification that maintains equal access to the educational process without altering the fundamental elements of a course. Support services include, but are not limited to, liaison with faculty, testing modification and accommodation, note-taking assistance, information about accessibility to classrooms, counseling, and assistance in advocacy.

Contact the Counseling Center at 617-989-4390 or counseling@wit.edu with any future questions regarding student disabilities, or to schedule an appointment.

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