Using Disability Services

More Information

Please visit these pages to learn more about access and disability resources at Wheelock.

Introduction & Overview of Relevant Laws

Reasonable Accommodations

Using Access and Disability Resources

Contact Us

Office of Access and Disability Resources
Wheelock Library Building, Suite 205A
132 Riverway
Boston, MA 02215

Director: Jennifer Pike
Confidential Fax: 617-879-2163


To initiate services, students must provide the office with documentation of a disability. Disability Services Documentation Guidelines in pdf provides information on acceptable documentation. Ideally, new students will meet with the Office of Access and Disability Resources (ADR) and submit documentation six weeks prior to the start of the semester in which services are being requested.

After submitting documentation, students should set up an initial interview with the Director of Access and Disability Resources. At this time, students should fill out and sign the "Disclosure and Request for Services" form. This interview will allow the student to become familiar with the Access and Disability Resources office and will provide an opportunity to discuss individual needs and accommodations. Reasonable accommodations will usually be determined at this time.

Semester updates

Students should meet with ADR staff at the beginning of each semester in which services are requested to receive accommodations . Students are encouraged to meet with instructors to discuss individual needs in specific courses. Please note that accommodation letters do not carry over from one semester to the next. Students must request letters each semester to continue to receive accommodations.

Ongoing support

The Director of Access and Disability Resources and others in the Division of Student Success are available for regular meetings throughout the semester to address individual needs. Students can schedule appointments with academic support specialist, advisors, and staff from ADR by using MyCompass. Log into the MyWheelock portal, and find the MyCompass tab. Here, you can search through "consultants" to choose the staff with whom you wish to meet.

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