We assure you that SASS is up and running remotely during this COVID-19 pandemic. We are here to help you and are only an email away. Please note that some of our procedures may have changed slightly to encompass the online class and alternative instruction setting. Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.
SASS strives to support students in meeting their individual goals at Rider University through accommodations, coaching and consultation. Our recognition of students’ individuality goes beyond their disability and informs our work with them. SASS encourages students' development of self awareness and knowledge of their strengths and weaknesses, which can lead to a foundation for independence. We support and collaborate with University faculty and staff as they work with students with disabilities.
Our office ensures equal access to all students with qualifying documented disabilities as defined by federal legislation. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 provide that:
“...no otherwise qualified person with a disability shall by reason of the disability be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefit of any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. An otherwise qualified individual with respect to post secondary education is one who meets the essential academic requirements and who, with reasonable academic accommodations, can fully participate in and perform the essential functions of the degree experience.”
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SASS determines student eligibility for academic, housing, and dining accommodations. Documented disabilities may include:
- Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Blind/Low Vision
- Chronic Medical/Health/Orthopedic Disability
- Deaf/Hard of Hearing
- Learning Disability
- Neurological Disability/Traumatic Brain Injury
- Psychological/Psychiatric Disability