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We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to all our students who have been diagnosed with a disability. We work closely with our professors to create an environment that is conducive to learning and that minimizes the impact of your disability on your academic performance.
For students who have not yet been diagnosed with a disability, the Disability Services office can provide referrals to individuals and organizations within the Santa Barbara area that specialize in assessing various forms of disabilities. The cost of the visit/assessment is borne by the individual seeking the testing. If you have questions about a specific disability or learning challenge, please feel welcome to meet with me to discuss your particular needs.
Students who are entering or returning to Westmont with a diagnosed disability will find forms and information online regarding the documentation required in order to register with our department. It is helpful to have this information sent to the office prior to the first semester. This allows for a proper review of the documentation and to determine if additional information is required to verify a disability.
The Director of Disability Services will meet with the student requesting services after the paper work is complete, however, feel free to ask questions at any time. It is the responsibility of the student to make this appointment to meet with the director. At this meeting, a discussion of individual academic needs will be discussed, according to the supporting documentation; reasonable accommodation will be discussed and decided upon. At this time, letters will be written to professors regarding specific accommodations needed for a class. Our links will help you navigate the process, however, you are welcome to contact our office at any time.
Our offices are located upstairs in the Voskuyl Library, 310A and 311