Types of disabilities that we support include:
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Chronic medical conditions
- Learning disabilities
- Physical disabilities
- Psychiatric disabilities
- Sensory impairments
- Traumatic brain injuries
There are three steps when applying to AccessAbility Services. The college will provide accommodations and services after a student has completed all three steps and AccessAbility Services has determined that the student is eligible for accommodations in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, as Amended.
Step 1: Complete the AccessAbility Services Application Form on My Mount Holyoke.
You will need to use your official Mount Holyoke email address to access the portal. The AccessAbility Services Application is under the Self-Service Menu. Go to “Students”, then “Requests & Applications”.
Step 2: Provide documentation.
In order to provide you with accommodations, we need appropriate documentation of your disability from a licensed provider/clinician. For more information about our documentation requirements, please visit the Documentation Standards Section of our website. Documentation may be faxed, emailed, or mailed.
Step 3: Schedule an intake appointment.
After we have received your application and documentation, we will email you at your official Mount Holyoke email address to schedule an intake appointment. Appointments are available in person, by phone, or by video conference.
We recommend blocking off an hour for your intake appointment. An intake appointment is part of our interactive process to determine reasonable accommodations. During your intake appointment, you will have a conversation with an accommodation coordinator about your documentation and experiences as an individual with a disability. Some accommodations may be determined during the intake appointment, at which time the accommodation coordinator will explain how to use them, and answer any questions that you may have. Some accommodation determinations may require additional time and/or follow-ups.
If you believe you've submitted your application and documentation but have not received an email from us or if you have any questions about the application process, please contact us!
Students may request additional accommodations at any time by contacting AccessAbility Services and scheduling a 30-minute accommodation appointment. Please remember that accommodations are not retroactive.