Disability and Accessibility Support Services at the University of Michigan-Flint is in place to help students gain equal access to their education. We provide support for any student with a Learning Disability, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Mental health concerns, just to name a few. We also take reports about issues with the physical plant for those with accessibility concerns such as elevators, snow removal and accessibility to their classes.
The University of Michigan-Flint is required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act to provide effective accommodations, auxiliary aids and services for qualified students with documented disabilities. The purpose of these services is to provide equitable access to all aspects of the University's programs. Federal law defines a disability as "a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities." Major life activities are defined as the ability to perform functions such as walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working, or taking care of oneself. It is important to note that any diagnosed condition in and of itself does not necessarily constitute a disability. The degree of impairment must be significant enough to "substantially limit" one or more major life activities.
The office of Disability and Accessibility Support Services strives to insure that qualified students are accommodated and if possible that these accommodations do not jeopardize successful therapeutic interventions. The office does not modify requirements that are essential to the program of instruction or provide accommodations for persons whose impairments do not substantially limit one or more major life function.
If you are new to the school and need support, it is important to make an appointment with Tracey so that you are prepared with the correct accommodations. Make sure to do so if you have not already.