Accessible Educational Services

Prospective students are encouraged to contact AES early in the admissions process with any questions or concerns and for assistance tracking paperwork through the admissions office. Students taking the placement exams may request special testing accommodations. Students requesting this service must provide documentation of their disability prior to receiving assistance.

Request Services and Accommodations

Ensuring the best possible academic experience for each of our students, regardless of their disability, means we provide accommodations, resources and referrals, and programs that meet the unique needs of each student.

Request for Accommodation Letter

Students requesting services will be asked to sign a disclosure form acknowledging they understand DSS’s policy regarding the disclosure of disability information.

Students requesting accommodations and services may also want to review AES’s policies for loaned equipment, audio recording in the classroom, service animals, personal care assistants, and parking.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call DSS at 574-520-4460 or email us at

Accommodating Students with Disabilities in Your Classroom

It is the instructor’s responsibility to ensure that the learning environment is accessible to students who identify themselves as having a disability and request accommodation.

To create an atmosphere where students feel comfortable with coming forward to discuss any accommodations or support services needed, instructors may wish to include the following statement in their syllabi:

If you have a disability and need assistance, arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. Contact the Accessible Educational Services office (Administration Building, Room 170B or call 574-520-4460), as soon as possible to work out the details. Once the AES office has provided you with a letter attesting to your needs for accommodations, bring the letter to me. For more information, please visit the Accessible Educational Services website at

The following resources are also available for faculty:

The IU South Bend Accessible Educational Services office is happy to announce that it will be providing a new program specifically to students who identify as falling on the autism spectrum. This program will be student focused and address needs these students may encounter in order to be academically successful, as well as the issues of social transition that commonly impact these students as they pursue higher education. To find out more about this program please click the following link: Titans AS Program.

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Phone: 574-520-4872