|STUDENTS should introduce themselves to faculty during the first two weeks of the term.
|FACULTY could encourage early disclosure by including friendly language in syllabi.|
|STUDENTS should visit their professors regularly, for help with schoolwork and advice.
|FACULTY are the students' biggest resource and should project an approachable demeanor.|
|STUDENTS are entitled to confidentiality at every turn, in front of peers and faculty.
|FACULTY should never reveal a student's disability to anyone, at any time.|
|STUDENTS must provide DSS current documentation in order to receive accommodations.
|FACULTY should direct any students (not currently DSS-registered) to the DSS office.|
|STUDENTS may be eligible for a range of academic accommodations.
|FACULTY, by law, must accommodate those students who are approved by DSS.|
|STUDENTS, depending upon the nature of their disabilities, are often entitled to extended time.
|FACULTY should be aware that students are not entitled to unlimited time on exams.|
|STUDENTS, depending upon the nature of their disabilities, are often entitled to peer notetaking.
|FACULTY should aid in the process by soliciting able notetakers early in the term.|
|STUDENTS with disabilities are guaranteed certain rights under federal law.
|FACULTY could become more familiar with regulations that affect people with disabilities.|
|STUDENTS should first try to solve conflicts with their professors, before all else.
|FACULTY should contact DSS if mediation assistance is needed or desired.|
|DSS staff encourages GW STUDENTS to ask them questions about disability support.
|DSS staff encourages GW FACULTY to contact them with questions and concerns. |