the management of disability-related services at UMass
As of January 1, 2004,
the office of Disability Services at 231 Whitmore Administration
Building will service students with disabilities.
This includes all students who are currently or have ever been registered
with Learning Disabilities Support Services (LDSS).
that the University is committed to working with students with disabilties,
and this consolidation of disability offices into one is seen as a
creative and important step to insure quality services.
The staff of Disability
Services is dedicated to making this transition as smooth as possible
for all students. Thus, at the close of the Fall 2003 semester,
all LDSS files will be automatically transferred.
Disability Services works
on a Case Management System much like LDSS, and when students call
or stop by to schedule an appointment, they will be assigned a case
manager. As in the past, case managers will work with students on
accommodation requests as well as other support services. Please
remember that as always students must meet with their case manager
at the beginning of each semester in order to request accommodations.
Students are encouraged
you to call (545-0892) or stop by Disability Services (231 Whitmore)
at anytime to say hello and meet the staff. Students may also visit
the Disability Services website
for current news and policy updates.