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Qualified students are encouraged to disclose known disabilities and to request reasonable accommodation as early as possible. Students who do not disclose disabilities and request  accommodation until they have encountered academic difficulty may be jeopardizing their chances of successfully completing the program. Students needing more information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act policy or procedures should contact the Assistant Director of Learning Center and Accessibility Services.

Submit Consideration Request

To submit accessibility requests for consideration, please complete the following steps:

Step 1

Review the University Student Accessibility Services Policy and Procedure Manual

Please note: You are encouraged to meet with Learning Center staff to discuss your request for accommodations prior to beginning Step 2.

Step 2

To request disabilities accommodations please complete the request form via Maxient. You will be asked to upload a short personal statement and supporting medical documentation.

Step 3

Medical documentation is required for a student’s initial accommodations request and every second year thereafter. Please have your treating professional complete a 2023 Provider Form and upload with your Maxient request.

A brief personal statement is required every year (details of the personal statement are located in Maxient). Please upload with the rest of your materials.

Step 4

You will be notified via your NEOMED email that your request has been received within five (5) business days.

Please note:  If additional information is required regarding your request, this could lengthen the processing time.

Step 5

All decisions are rendered by the University Student Accessibility Services Committee (USASC). You will be notified via email after the USASC has processed your request.

Please note: Processing your request could take up to four (4) weeks.

Step 6

Students are encouraged to visit the appropriate licensure website for information on how to request national testing accommodations; respective to your college.

Please note: Students should pay special attention to the timelines and requirements of these national testing accommodation requests.

ADA Compliance: It is the policy of Northeast Ohio Medical University to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and state and local requirements regarding persons with disabilities. Under these laws, no otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall be denied access to participation in services, programs or activities of the University solely by reason of his or her disability. Federal law applies to individuals with substantial impairments affecting one or more major life activities (e.g., walking, seeing, speaking, breathing, learning, working or performing manual tasks), those with records of such impairments, and those who are regarded as having such impairments. As Northeast Ohio Medical University is enriched by persons with disabilities in its student body and among the faculty and staff, it is important also to understand and support the needs and rights of these individuals. All individuals will be held to the same standards and must be able to carry out the essential functions of their positions or programs with or without reasonable accommodation. Upon request of persons with disabilities, the University will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations, however, the University is unable to make accommodations that impose an undue burden, present a direct threat to the health or safety of others, or fundamentally alter the nature or its programs, services or activities.


Heidi Der, Ed.S.
Assistant Director, Learning Center & Accessibility Services
Phone: 330.325.6756
Email: accommodations@neomed.edu

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