Services for Students with Disabilities

In compliance with local and federal laws, the Inter American University has a policy in place to provide equal opportunities in education and to facilitate the complete participation of disabled students in campus life. All qualified persons may participate in University programs and activities and will receive necessary benefits without being a victim of discrimination.

Each Inter American University Campus has a professional counselor who assists students with disabilities. The student should contact his or her campus.


It is important for students to be aware of the following definitions.

Disabled Person: According to the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), a person may be disabled if he or she has a physical or mental condition that substantially limits a major life activity.

Formal term which includes motor or sensory limitations (mobility, vision, or hearing), disabilities resulting from chronic diseases or syndromes, impairments not visible to the human eye such as psychological or emotional disorders, learning disabilities, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, arthritis, epilepsy, brain damage, and HIV/AIDS, among others.
Qualified Student with a Disability
A student who, with or without reasonable accommodation, complies with the academic and technical requirements for admission or participation in educational activities or programs.
Reasonable Accommodation
Any change or adjustment to a course, academic program, or physical environment that allows the disabled student to enjoy equal status in order to demonstrate academic achievement, participate in programs and benefits, and enjoy academic life.

The student should complete and submit the application for reasonable accommodation within the first two weeks of class in each academic session.


Provide appropriate medical, psychological, psychoeducational, or neurological information stating the disabilities and the recommended accommodation. This information must have been produced within the preceding three years.

Provide written authorization allowing the CSEI to discuss his or her needs of reasonable accommodation and supplementary services with professional sources.