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Disability Services

The University of Connecticut School of Social Work, Disability Support Services is committed to creating an accessible environment where individuals are viewed on the basis of ability, not disability. Our goal is to equalize educational opportunities and to provide appropriate academic accommodations.

It is the policy of the University that no qualified person be excluded from participating in any University program or activity, be denied the benefits of any University program or activity, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination with regard to any University program or activity. This policy derives from the commitment to non-discrimination for all persons in employment, access to facilities, student programs, activities and services.


It is the responsibility of the student to identify her/himself to the Coordinator of Disability Support Services and request accommodations. Appropriate documentation is required before accommodations can be made. Self-identification prior to orientation and registration is strongly suggested. Please contact Disability Support Services for information on documentation and policies or go to the University website:

Services are provided for students with a range of disabilities. Accommodations have been provided for students with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, hearing impairments, visual impairments, psychiatric/emotional disabilities, ADD/ADHD, and health impairments.

Services include:

  • Assisting students in developing self-advocacy skills
  • Priority registration for class assignment
  • Providing assistance with academic accommodations
  • Arranging accommodations for alternative testing
  • Serving as a resource for identifying technological assistance
  • Providing information and serving as a referral source to School and University programs and services

Student Consumer Information

University information for the Higher Education Opportunities Act (HEOA).

For further information, contact:

Jacqueline Santiago
Undergraduate Building, Office 224
Telephone: (860) 570-9204
Fax: (860) 570-9211