Office of Disability Services

Educate, Enrich, Empower.


Welcome from the Director

We are so very happy that you have decided to attend the University of Illinois Springfield.   We have many services and academic adjustments offered for students who are registered with us.  We value every student and are committed to working together with the University community.  The Office of Disability Services is here to ensure students with disabilities receive the academic adjustments needed for their success in the classroom.   We collaborate with the faculty to facilitate the implementation of these academic accommodations.  The reasonable accommodations recommended for each student is based upon an interview with the student and the documentation provided to us about their disability.   We believe that every individual is capable of learning and we respect the many different learning styles of our students.   We encourage independence and help facilitate a sense of self-worth of our students.

Our campus values diversity in that 20% of the students on our campus are from other countries.   All students are admitted into the University of Illinois Springfield with the same admission standards.   The University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign has a rich history of accommodating individuals with disabilities prior to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Springfield campus is respectful of this history and are happy to be a part of the University of Illinois.

The passage and enforcement of the ADA has provided a better life for individuals with disabilities especially with the advancement of technology which opens many doors of online learning for students with disabilities.  The University of Illinois Springfield is in the forefront of online learning nationwide.

We look forward to having the opportunity to meet with you!

Best,

Dr. Sarah Weaver

 

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Office of Disability Services Student Leadership Awards

These students were awarded the Office of Disability Services (ODS) Student Leadership Award for Leadership and serving on the ODS student panel. They presented to the APAC Brownbag – Improving the College Experience for Students with Disabilities; The Chancellor’s Administrative Counsel, and Student Affairs Administrators and Directors.  It took a lot of courage for these students to share their personal journey and the challenges they face as a college student at the UIS.

Recipients for the 2017 Academic Year

Kylah Foster Griffin

Edward Johnson

Victoria Jones

Raven Wilson

Alicia Woodman