Disability Services


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ABOUT DISABILITY SERVICES

Hiram College makes every effort to provide reasonable assistance to students with permanent or temporary disabling conditions. In providing support services to students with special needs, our goal is not only to provide the support that is needed in order to have the opportunity for academic success here at Hiram, but also to help develop both the functional skills and the skills of self-advocacy that will help students in their lives after Hiram.

Services Available

Assistance available to all Hiram students includes:
  • Student Academic Services (105 Hinsdale, x5131)
  • The Writing Center (Writing House, x5397)
    • Trained writing assistants are available to help students plan and write papers
  • Help with time management
  • Study & test taking strategies
  • Help with retention strategies
  • Memory techniques
  • Group study sessions
  • Peer tutors

In order to request academic accommodations, appropriate documentation must be provided:

  • self-disclosure form MUST be completed by the student and provided to Health, Counseling and Disability Services
  • Current documentation (typically prepared within the past three years) that provides an identification of the disability
  • Educational, developmental and/or medical history relevant to the disability
  • A summary of the testing/assessment that identified the disability along with scores of individual tests
  • A description of the functional limitations that this disability has upon the student’s learning and academic work.

A current IEP/504 plan is helpful in providing information about the type of support that has been helpful in the past, but it rarely contains the detailed documentation required.  The College reserves the right to require more detailed or more current information when necessary.  All documentation should be sent directly to Dr. Kevin Feisthamel, Director of Health, Counseling and Disability services.

Typical Classroom Accommodations
  • Extended time for in-class work such as exams
  • Texts in alternative format
  • Lower distraction testing area
  • Notetakers
Forms

Contact Us

504 Grievance Officer:

Karen Holland
Executive Director of Human Resources

Teachout-Price Hall
6832 Hinsdale Street, Hiram, OH 44234
Office: 330-569-5109
Mobile: 440-799-3007
hollandk@hiram.edu