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Disability Services/PAS

DISABILITY SERVICES   •   PROGRAM FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS


It is the intention of Point Park University to provide appropriate, reasonable accommodations for students who are disabled in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act (ADA AA) of 2008.  All campus accommodations are coordinated through the Program for Academic Success (PAS), located on the 7th floor of Lawrence Hall.  Students are responsible for following the University’s policies and procedures for requesting reasonable accommodations.

Students register for disability services by submitting a completed Identification and Needs Assessment form and appropriate supporting documentation.  After reviewing submitted information, the coordinator of disability services will schedule an interview with the student. The coordinator of disability services will determine appropriate and reasonable accommodations, on a case-by-case basis, after careful review of documentation, consideration of interview findings, and if needed, consultation with the student’s health care provider/evaluator, University faculty/staff, and/or external sources.

At the beginning of each semester, students must contact the coordinator of disability services to request on-going accommodations or to discuss adjustments to accommodations.  Further, each semester students must request an information memo for instructors that outlines the accommodations determined by the coordinator of disability services.  Also, as soon as possible, students should discuss accommodations with their instructors.  PAS may facilitate instructor efforts to meet student needs, such as providing a proctored test site for students who require alternate testing administration.

Students should discuss any concerns or problems related to the provision of reasonable accommodations with the coordinator of disability services.  Students dissatisfied with the provision of accommodations through PAS may utilize the appeals process.

Register for Disability Services

Submit a completed Identification and Needs Assessment form and appropriate supporting documentation to Patricia Boykin, Director & Coordinator of Disability Services.

Contact Information

Program for Academic Success
Point Park University
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15222

Patricia Boykin
Director & Coordinator of Disability Services
705 Lawrence Hall
412-392-4738 (phone)
412-392-3884 (fax)
pboykin@pointpark.edu

Carla Merideth
PAS/Disability Services Assistant
706B Lawrence Hall
412-392-3870 (phone)
cmerideth@pointpark.edu


Resources

•  Students making the transition from high school to post-secondary education may find helpful information in “Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education:  Know Your Rights and Responsibilities,” a pamphlet prepared by the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.  It may be found at www.ed.gov/ocr/transition.html.

•  The Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) provides resources for students who are transitioning to higher education.  This information may be found at www.ahead.org/students-parents.