Grinnell College is dedicated to educating students whose achievements show a high level of intellectual capacity, initiative, and maturity. Every year, this highly qualified group of students includes people with disabilities.
The coordinator for disability resources, Autumn Wilke, advises students about the College's disability-related policies, procedures, and resources.
The coordinator oversees compliance with College policies and laws and, along with Ann Isgrig, assists in the day-to-day provision of support and accommodations for individual students’ academic needs.
The coordinator also provides campus educational resources and training.
To request accommodations, contact the coordinator, who will walk you through the process. In your first meeting Autumn will want to get to know you, talk to you about how your disability affects you, discuss your needs, and review your documentation. She'll then work with you and your adviser to ensure you get the accommodations and services you need. The coordinator can help you explore residential, dining, and academic accommodations options that will meed your needs.
Once your paperwork for academic accommodations is completed, you will be responsible for delivering the information to your professors at least one week before the need for any accommodation you are entitled to. Autumn will work with you on strategies for how to approach them, if that is a concern. Each semester thereafter you will contact the coordinator to review your accommodations and get new letters for each of your faculty.
For more information, please see:
Documenting Your Disability
The documentation should include a diagnosis or description of your disability(ies), list results of tests (if appropriate) and include the recommendations of a specialist regarding appropriate academic accommodations. In Academic Advising Documents, we provide Guidelines for Documentation of a Disability and the Request for Accommodations.
To appeal your accommodations decision, see the Disability Accommodation Appeal Procedure.
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