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Disability Services

MIAD provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Accommodations are determined on an individual basis through Academic Resources. For more information regarding polices and procedures, download Accessibility Services at MIAD (PDF format, can be read by Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free program).

Students with a disability, whether physical, learning, sensory, or psychological, are encouraged to contact the MIAD’s Student Accessibility Counselor, Rebecca Skupien. Rebecca’s office is located in the Learning Resource Center in Room RL-95. Students must meet with the Accessibility Counselor before they can obtain accommodations for their disability.

Students are encouraged to notify the Student Accessibility Counselor in a timely manner so that appropriate accommodations can be provided. MIAD considers June 1 as a reasonable date for receipt of documentation of a disability for fall semester enrollees and November 1 for spring semester enrollees.

MIAD provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Accommodations are determined on an individual basis through Academic Resources. For more information regarding polices and procedures, visit the MIAD Disability Services site.

On campus resources

Support Staff

Rebecca Skupien, Student Accessibility Counselor
Office RL-95
414-847-3347
 

Community Resources

Milwaukee County Disability Services: https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/DHHS/DSD
  • Provides information, assistance, consultation, resources, and help with transition and benefits
Disability Rights Wisconsin: http://www.disabilityrightswi.org/
  • Private non-profit organization that protects the rights of people with disabilities statewide
 

National Resources

Disability Rights, Education, Activism, and Mentoring (DREAM)
https://www.dreamcollegedisability.org/
  • National organization for and by college students with disabilities
National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD)
http://www.nccsdonline.org/

  • Federally-funded national center for college and graduate students with any type of disability, chronic health condition, or mental or emotional illness
  • Posts disability and higher education news: http://www.nccsdonline.org/news.html
Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT)
https://www.washington.edu/doit/
  • Promoting inclusion and success for people with disabilities
USA Disability Services: https://www.usa.gov/disability-services
  • Information for people with disabilities 

 

Important terms: 

Disability: “A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities”
https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/adaaa.cfm
 
Ableism: “The practices and dominant attitudes in society that devalue and limit the potential of persons with disabilities. A set of practices and beliefs that assign inferior value (worth) to people who have developmental, emotional, physical or psychiatric disabilities”
http://www.stopableism.org/p/what-is-ableism.html
 
Invisible Disabilities: “A physical, mental or neurological condition that limits a person’s movements, senses, or activities that is invisible to the onlooker”
https://invisibledisabilities.org/what-is-an-invisible-disability/
 
 

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