Director's Welcome

Welcome to Disability Services at the University of Massachusetts Amherst! The DS staff are as committed as ever to providing members of the University community with the finest educational opportunities and the most appropriate accommodations available for people with disabilities.

If you are a student with a disability, we encourage you to register for services from our office. This process begins by completing a registration form and submitting diagnostic documentation of your disability. In addition to offering a number of services specific to an individual's academic or career success, Disability Services also educates the campus about the experience of disability and provides expertise and guidance on increasing access to all university programs and services.

We encourage you to take advantage of the opportunities that Disability Services provides. We look forward to meeting with you. Welcome to UMass!

Sincerely,
AnnMarie P. (Duchon) Thorpe, M.Ed. 
Director, Disability Services

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