Disability Services

Disability Servivces for Students
Erin Kelley, Disability Specialist
Location: Ritter Library, 2nd Floor
Phone: (440) 826-2147
Email: disability@bw.edu
Confidential Fax: (440) 826-3832

Get Connected with DSS

Connecting with Disability Services for Students 

The process outlined below is for students with a documented disability looking to apply for reasonable accommodations and services at Baldwin Wallace University.  The process below is for students who have been offered admission to BW.  

Applying for Services

1. Self-disclose
The student needs to disclose the disability to Disability Specialist, Erin Kelley (ekelley@bw.edu) or the Director of Disability Services, Alsace Toure (atoure@bw.edu).  

2. Complete and submit the DSS Application
a. You can complete the DSS Application.  Send it to our confidential fax (440-826-3832) or email (disability@bw.edu) OR
b. Complete the online form.  You will receive a confirmation email upon receipt of your submission. 

3. Submit appropriate documentation
Provide current documentation of your disability and the disability-related need for any specific accommodation(s) being requested.  Current documentation is necessary for verification purposes and to determine reasonable accommodations. The cost of the documentation is the responsibility of the student.  Please note:  Submission of documentation should not be considered approval of the requested accommodations.  Please use the documentation guidelines and our verification forms to assist you in that process. Documentation can be submitted by any of the following methods:
a. Sending an email to disability@bw.edu
b. Confidental fax 440-826-3832
c. Mail: Baldwin Wallace University
            Disability Services for Students
            275 Eastland Road
            Berea, Ohio 44017
d. Drop it off at Ritter Library, Office 203

4. Schedule a Student Welcome Meeting
Upon receipt of the application and documentation, someone from DSS will schedule a meeting to discuss the impact, nature and functional limitations of your disability; determine eligibility for reasonable accommodations; and discuss process, policies and procedures.  

Appropriate accommodations are recommended on a case-by-case basis by DSS. 

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