Student Disability Services – Here to serve NEIU

Lenyea Williams, Staff Writer



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The Student Disability Services office (SDS), an academic support center founded in 1990 to accommodate the special needs of students and facilitate academic success, provides services to all students with disabilities within the Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) community. The SDS is in compliance with section 504 of the rehabilitation act of 1973.

Located in Building D room 104, SDS offers the following services for qualified students: Academic advisement, academic goal setting, early registration, assessment and testing, auxiliary aid service, social activities, employment opportunities, life planning options, examination proctoring, guided campus tours, photocopy sign language access, automatic doors, campus ramps, closed caption television, designated parking spaces, technical assistance, elevator access, modified restrooms, enlarger copy, TDY telephone, taped text book access, tutor support and note-taking assistance. In order to receive services, students must be enrolled in NEIU.

NEIU students are required to self-identify their disability providing documents of proof to submit to the SDS office. Students requiring disability services can contact Roosevelt Gordon at [email protected] or call (773) 422-4595. They may also contact Effie Sturdivant at (773) 442-5496. SDS is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.