Accessibility and Health Promotion

The Office of Accessibility and Health Promotion delivers services designed to assist students in maximizing successful participation in college life and in promoting their well-being--academically, socially, emotionally, spiritually and physically.

Services and resources include:

You Belong Here

Notre Dame of Maryland University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations and equal access to its programs and services for people with disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilites Act of 1990.

Procedures to Register for Disability Support Services

1. Make an appointment with the Director of Accessibility and Health Promotion to discuss your request to register with Disability Support Services. 


2. Submit documentation of your disability from a certified professional or medical provider.  

Disability Documentation

Services can be accessed when a student provides the Director of Accessibility and Health Promotion with documentation from a certified professional (e.g. director of special education, audiologist, psychologist, licensed counselor, physician) that describes the specific disability and the accommodations needed. 

This information must be sent directly to the Director of Accessibility and Health Promotion. All shared information is confidential.

Documentation Guidelines

3. Meet to discuss accommodations; after the submission of paperwork, the student will be contacted by the Director of Accessibility and Health Promotion for a meeting. An appropriate accommodation plan will be developed to share with professors.

Examples of Services Offered
  • Designated parking areas equipped with curb cuts and ramps located close to classroom buildings and residence halls
  • Accessible housing
  • Alternative testing arrangements as needed (e.g. extended time, use of a computer, distraction-free environment, oral testing)
  • Advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Meal plan accommodations
  • Access to recorded books
  • Referral to appropriate services (on or off campus)
  • Audio capture of lectures

4. The student obtains accommodation letters and submits the letters to professors.  It is the student’s responsibility to share the accommodation letter with appropriate faculty members.   

5. It is the student's responsibility to make an appointment with the Director of Accessibility and Health Promotion each semester to request and develop a current accommodation plan.

Temporary Accommodations

Temporary accommodations are available for students experiencing transitory conditions. Students who require temporary accommodations due to an acute physical or medical condition should contact the Office of Accessibility & Health Promotion to discuss their needs for accessibility.

Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis as related to the functional limitations associated with the student’s temporary condition. Documentation from a medical professional will be required.

Examples of temporary conditions may include but are not limited to:

  • Concussions
  • Impairments following surgery 
  • Hand, wrist, or arm injuries that limits the student’s ability to write

Complaint Procedures

Any complaint should first be addressed informally to the person providing the service or the professor of the class.

If an attempt to resolve the issue is not successful, the student may make a written complaint to the individual’s supervisor or the Director of Accessibility and Health Promotion. This must be done within five working days of the original decision from the service provider or teacher.

If the matter is not resolved with the supervisor or Director of Accessibility and Health Promotion, a written appeal should be sent within five working days to the Associate VP of Student Life.

Contact Us

For more information and accommodations, please contact:

Director of Accessibility & Health Promotion
Amy Morales

Appointments available upon request.