Penn State Student Disability Resources is in alignment with the University’s concern over the global coronavirus outbreak. Switching to alternate forms of instruction will require us to ensure academic accommodations are provided within the spirit of federal guidelines, all the while being as flexible and creative as we can in response to this unprecedented circumstance.
As a result, Student Disability Resources will be holding all student appointments via Zoom or over the phone beginning March 12, 2020. Please email Michelle Peasley at [email protected] to schedule an appointment as needed. Student Disability Resources staff will be unable to meet face-to-face during this time.
Students who receive accommodations from Student Disability Resources will continue to have access to them. Please note, the nature of any accommodations during the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 academic year for in-residence courses may vary in the online format. Student Disability Resources will collaborate with faculty on the provision of accommodations specific to the online environment as needed.
If faculty have questions related to accommodations, please contact Student Disability Resources.
Michelle Peasley, SDR Coordinator may be reached at 610-396-6410 or via email at [email protected]
Jennifer Gurwitz, SDR Staff Assistant, may be reached at [email protected] or 610-396-6205.
Please continue to use [email protected] for questions, concerns, or scheduling needs of tests/quizzes.
Services for students with disabilities at Penn State Berks
At every Penn State location, there is an office designated to provide services for students with disabilities. Each designated office requests and maintains disability related documents; certifies eligibility for services; determines academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and/or services; and develops plans for the provision of academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and/or services as mandated under the Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
At University Park
The Student Disability Resources (SDR) is the designated office that provides services to students with disabilities who are enrolled at the University Park location. At other Penn State locations, services are provided through the Disability Contact Liaisons.
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Please call the office for an appointment or leave a voice mail if after regular hours.