Disability Services

ACCESS: A Comprehensive Center for Exceptional Student Services

An ACCESS staff member assists a student while sitting outside

Who is eligible for services?

Students who have a documented disability are eligible for services. A disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of an individual’s major life activities.

Impairments may include:

  • Visual, hearing, or speech impairment
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Epilepsy
  • Chronic diseases
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental or Psychological disabilities
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Substance abuse disorders
  • Autism


Documentation should be provided by a licensed or certified professional, such as a physician, a psychologist, an audiologist, a learning disabilities specialist, etc., who has evaluated the individual within the past three years. Documentation can also be provided by an educational institution where services have been provided previously.