Disability Services

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The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (section 504) and the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), 1990, state that “no otherwise qualified disabled individual in the United States...shall, solely on the basis of disability, be denied access to, or the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity provided by any institution receiving federal financial assistance.”

All Doane programs are accessible to students with disabilities. For buildings or portions of buildings that are not easily accessible, Doane will help reschedule classes to accessible sites or take other steps to open programs to any student with mobility impairments.

Students interested in services related to a disability should notify the college of any special circumstances that would affect their ability to compete equally in the college environment. To assist the college in providing services, documentation of such disabilities must be provided by qualified professionals upon request.

 

Requesting Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
 
1.) This Process is Initiated by the Student. We recommend starting this process as early as possible to ensure your needs are met before the start of the semester or term.
 
2.) Gather Official Documentation and Send to Disability Services Coordinator:
 
 
  • Documentation is provided by the student.  Doane University will not request documentation on behalf of the student.
  • The following are acceptable forms of official documentation
  • Statement of specific disability from a qualified professional (i.e. physician, therapist, counselor, certified educational psychologist, etc).
  • Copies of secondary school records establishing the existence of a disability and accommodations provided at the secondary level. 
  • ***Please note that IEPs and 504 plans may provide helpful insight into what accommodations will benefit the student, but they do not obligate Doane University to provide the same accommodations.***

 

3.) Fill out the “Student Disability Identification Form.”
 

 

4.) Schedule an Appointment or Conversation
 
  • For the Crete Campus or College of Education, please contact Anita Harkins at anita.harkins@doane.edu or at 402-826-8586.
Doane University
Academic Success Center
1014 Boswell Ave.
Crete, NE 68333
Fax Number – 402-826-8600
 
 
  • For the Grand Island, Lincoln, Omaha, or Online campuses, please contact Chris Brady at chris.brady@doane.edu or at 402-467-9031.
Doane University College of Professional Studies
Academic Support Center
303 N 52nd St
Lincoln, NE 68504
Fax Number – 402-466-4228
 
 
Renewal Requests
 
1.) Accommodations must be requested every 16-week semester or 8-week term.
2.) Bring a copy of your class schedule to the Academic Support Center or email disability services coordinator.  This will ensure that the student’s accommodations are sent to the appropriate faculty member and that the student has communicated their renewal request with their disability services coordinator.
3.) To make changes to your accommodations at any time, please contact Chris Brady to discuss other options. 
  
For the Crete Campus, please contact Anita Harkins at anita.harkins@doane.edu or 402-826-8586.  
 
For the Grand Island, Lincoln, Omaha, and Online campuses, please contact Chris Brady at chris.brady@doane.edu or 402-467-9031.
 
To be eligible for disability-related services, an individual must have a documented disabling condition as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 1990. Disabilities served include physical and mental impairments that may include but are not limited to vision, hearing, mobility, learning, systemic, psychiatric, and brain injury. Doane University requires documentation from an appropriate, licensed professional to certify individuals as having a disability. The cost of obtaining documentation will be borne by the individual. If the initial documentation is incomplete or inadequate to determine the extent of disability and appropriate accommodations, Doane University will have the discretion to require supplemental assessment of disability. The cost of the supplemental assessment shall also be borne by the individual. Pending receipt of documentation, Doane University reserves the right to deny services or accommodations.
 
Please contact Doane prior to beginning classes so your needs can be anticipated, reviewed, and accommodated.  

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