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The Office of Disability Services will be here to assist you throughout the summer.    If you are a visiting student taking courses at Rutgers this summer and you would like to use academic accommodations, please register with our office. You will be contacted by one of our staff members who will explain what we need and how accommodations are managed at Rutgers.   If you are a new student starting next fall - whether as a freshman, a…

The Office of Disability Services website (ods.rutgers.edu) will be offline June 1-2, 2019, for scheduled maintenance. This maintenance will affect numerous sites throughout the University.   During this time you will not be able to submit request forms for accommodations or register for services. We expect the site to be back online June 3.    Please contact our office if you have issues that may be affected by the timing of this…

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By Maryann B. Hunsberger Photos by Rebecca Shavulsky When Hollis Painting, communications director at Advancing Opportunities in Ewing, contacted me about Carly Hewitt, she told me that the 23-year-old had a compelling story to tell. Hewitt reached out to me by email soon after, expressing an interest in being interviewed. I didn’t realize as I tried to set up a phone interview with Hewitt that she is mostly nonverbal. We began our…

If there is a topic you would like us to address in the future – or, if you would like to write an article for us - please contact us at ods@echo.rutgers.edu. Accommodating Students - So you received a Letter of Accommodation. What’s next? WHAT do I do when I get an accommodation letter? The letter of accommodations (LOA), informs the professor of the necessary accommodations required to facilitate equal access in class. The professor should…

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In partnership with faculty and staff across campus, the Office of Disability Services is excited to kick off their monthly Access Advocates feature. This month, Residence Life helps us understand why it may seem like you are seeing more animals in classrooms and residence halls. If there is a topic you would like us to address in the future – or, if you would like to write an article for us - please contact us at ods@echo.rutgers.edu.  …