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Disability Support Services

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act 2008 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Disabilities Support Services Office within Student Affairs (Boston) and Academic Support Services (Worcester and Manchester) assists students with physical, psychological and learning or other disabilities in fulfilling the fundamental requirements of the curriculum by accessing and providing reasonable accommodations

Students seeking accommodations should contact the Director of Disability Support Services (Boston) or the Assistant Dean for Academic Support Services (Worchester/Manchester) to discuss the accommodation process specific to their particular campus. As a part of the process, a student requesting accommodations might need to provide DSS with documentation of his or her disability. Documentation which might be required includes medical records, an Individual Education Plan (IEP), a 504 Plan, a Summary of Performance (SOP), a neuropsychological evaluation, and letters from physicians, psychologists or counselors.

Determination of reasonable accommodations is a deliberative and collaborative process between the student and DSS. This process often includes DSS’s review of third-party documentation provided by the student’s qualified professional. MCPHS University will consider the student’s disability, history, experience, request, and the unique characteristics of the course, program, or requirement, in order to determine if a specific accommodation is reasonable.

All information related to the student’s disability will remain confidential and will not be shared with faculty, administration or MCPHS University staff without the student’s written consent. The Boston Office of Disability Support Services can be contacted at 617.879.5995 or you can visit their web site; Disability Support Services for the Worcester/Manchester campuses can be contacted at 508.373.5608.