Welcome to Monmouth University! The Department of Disability Services for Students (DDS) recognizes that transitioning to college can be especially stressful for students who have a disability. Our staff is ready and working hard to help you have a smooth transition to the University, and making sure the systems you need are in place for the semester.
Some of you may be wondering what disability services is, and what can be done on a college campus to assist students with disabilities. The DDS at Monmouth is here to provide reasonable support and accommodations to students with documented disabilities. Students who choose to register with our office utilize our services for a variety of reasons. Examples of this include health and medical conditions, learning disabilities, mobility issues, hearing and visual impairments, and anxiety, just to name a few. We provide classroom and testing accommodations, and also attempt to meet the needs of resident students who require housing accommodations.
Accommodations are provided on a case-by-case basis and are determined by documentation that each student submits from his or her treating professional(s), or the high school or college they attended. We have a learning disability specialist on staff, and an Adaptive Test Center where students can take exams. Workshops on a variety of disability related topics are also offered throughout the academic year.
If you are a person with a disability, or think you may have one, I encourage you to contact the DDS office as early as possible. In order to receive services, you must provide appropriate documentation of your disability. As documentation takes time to gather and review, it is in your best interest to submit this as early as possible so that appropriate accommodations can be arranged and available to you when they are needed.
The Department of Disability Services at Monmouth University is part of the Center for Student Success, and is located on the first floor of the Student Center. To learn more about disability services, please contact the office at your earliest convenience by calling 732-571-3460 (voice) or 732-263-5795 (TTY).
Again – congratulations on your acceptance to Monmouth University!
Skip Carey, MA, LPCDirector of Disability Services for Students