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We believe education should be accessible to everyone. Whether you have temporary health issues or a permanent disability, we have services to help meet your needs.
Please contact the Disability Services Coordinator in Miami (305-593-1223, ext. 3135) or the Academic Counselors Office in San Juan (787-725-6500, ext. 1570) to discuss eligibility requirements and how to apply for accommodations. We are here to assist you in a timely manner, regardless of your location or the method of your course of study.
Once you complete the application process, we will work with you to determine your eligibility and identify what type of accommodations are available. It’s your choice whether to communicate your health information to faculty members or classmates. We will not disclose health issues or specific diagnoses.
Albizu University Policy
Albizu University is a specialized, private, nonprofit university. AU does not discriminate by race, color, creed, sex, gender orientation, age, religion, lifestyle, national origin, or disability against any applicant, student, faculty member, or employee in admissions, hiring, promotion, or any other activity within our academic programs or services.
The professional associations and accreditation committees for our programs of study support laws and policies that promote nondiscrimination. These associations include the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), which defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence in academic institutions, including AU, and the American Psychological Association (APA), which accredits AU's doctoral programs in clinical psychology.
Americans with Disabilities Act (1990)
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a national mandate that protects the rights of individuals with disabilities or impediments. The law establishes that mental or physical disabilities do not limit a person’s rights to participate in any professional or academic area or in everyday society.
Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act (1973)
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 gives disabled persons the same rights and opportunities as individuals without disabilities. This law establishes that all private and public entities in receipt of federal funds cannot discriminate against individuals with disabilities in any way that limits or excludes their participation in a program or activity.
ADA Amendments Act (2008)
Effective January 2009, these amendments consist of significant changes to the definition of disability in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. These amendments are included in the provisions established in the Albizu University Student Guide to Reasonable Accommodation.
These laws are nondiscriminatory; their purpose is to provide equal conditions for students with disabilities.