ADA Accommodations Reminders, Resources, and Upcoming Training

ADA Accommodations Reminders, Resources, and Upcoming Training—for faculty

With the beginning of the Fall 2 term upon us, faculty will have received copies of students’ letters of accommodations for Fall 2 courses. If you haven’t already, please check your Webster email for these notifications. Emails are sent to faculty from disability@webster.edu.

It is important that, once faculty receive these letters, they communicate with students about how accommodations will be implemented in classes for the upcoming term. Faculty, as you receive students’ letters, please privately engage with students to invite them to reach out to discuss their accommodations. Faculty are welcome to reach out to Nellie Hopmann, Academic ADA Coordinator, for support in facilitating communication. Hopmann’s contact information is listed below.

Have questions about what to do if a student discloses a disability? Take a look at the ADA Flowchart for decision-making tips that can support students who may disclose but do not yet have accommodations in place. The Flowchart also has suggested tips for referring students to the ARC for accommodations.

Hopmann has been busy recording podcasts geared toward supporting the needs of students with disabilities. The first podcast in the series is available through Sound Cloud and can be found here to learn what students with disabilities can do to be better self-advocates. A second podcast is now available here to review what students can do to set up and maintain their accommodations, as well as what faculty and staff can do to support students with accommodations.

Finally, throughout the academic year Hopmann will be hosting various training and educational opportunities for faculty and staff related to supporting the needs of students with disabilities. On October 30, 2019, Hopmann will host a presentation and webinar focusing on an overview of the accommodations process. The training will be geared toward new faculty members but is open to all who are interested in attending. Additionally, all faculty and staff are welcome to join Hopmann for an online professional development opportunity offered through Disability Access Information & Support (DAIS) December 2-13, 2019. This online training will focus on supporting the needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

For more information on any details listed above, please reach out to Nellie Hopmann, Academic ADA Coordinator, at chopmann22@webster.edu, disability@webster.edu, or 314-246-7700.

ADA Accommodations Reminders, Resources, and Upcoming Training—for students

With the Fall 2 term upon us, students will have received copies of their letters of accommodations for Fall 2 courses. If you haven’t already, please check your Webster email for these notifications. Emails are sent to students from disability@webster.edu.

It is important that, once you receive these letters, you communicate with faculty about how accommodations will be implemented in classes for the upcoming term. Students, as you see your letter come through, please reach out to your instructors to discuss how your accommodations will be implemented in your classes. You are welcome to contact Nellie Hopmann, Academic ADA Coordinator, for support in facilitating communication. Hopmann can be reached at chopmann22@webster.edu, disability@webster.edu, or 314-246-7700.

Hopmann has been busy recording podcasts geared toward supporting the needs of students with disabilities. The first podcast in the series is available through Sound Cloud and can be found to learn more about what students with disabilities can do to be better self-advocates. A second podcast is now available here to review what students can do to set up and maintain their accommodations, as well as what faculty and staff can do to support students with accommodations.