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Office of Student Accessibility Services

The Office of Student Accessibility Services (OSAS) is here to support you during your enrollment. Our office is the central point where students request and obtain reasonable classroom, course, program and/or possibly housing accommodations. We can also help you with obtaining external accommodations, referrals to educational testing sites, academic counseling, self-help resources, and most of all serve as a guide and liaison for you. The goal is to help level the "playing field" for students in compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Accommodations are arranged on a case-by-case basis each semester.

Students who have a documented disability such as ADHD, a learning disability, a psychiatric disability (i.e. major depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder or personality disorder), a physical/medical disability (i.e. chronic illness, traumatic brain injury) and/or Vision/Hearing impairments may be eligible to receive reasonable academic accommodations.

Start your semester right by completing these simple steps:

  1. Fill out the Request-for-Services Form
  2. Fill out the Release of Information and Disability Verification Form
    • Only a licensed and/or certified professional (i.e. licensed psychologist, educational psychologist, psychiatrist, medical doctor, or other professionals) that is most familiar with you and your disability and educational needs can complete this form.
  3. Attach current diagnostic assessment measures (current within 3 years for ADHD or Specific Learning Disability; 6 months for Psychiatric or Medical Disabilities.
    • All materials are kept confidential and are only used to help determine reasonable accommodations.
    • Assessments must include neuropsychological or psychoeducational testing, a clinical summary/evaluation, a specific diagnosis and recommendations for reasonable accommodations
  4. Return all forms and documentation to OSAS:
    Director, Office of Student Accessibility Services
    Fisher College
    118 Beacon Street
    Boston, MA 02116
  5. Schedule an appointment to meet or have a phone conference (online students) to discuss your eligibility for services and the accommodations process.
Student Accessibility Services
Dr. Wanda Camacho-Maron
Director, Student Accessibility Services
Phone: 617-670-4429
Fax: 617-670-4466
Office Location: 131 Beacon Street
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm
  
 

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