Eligibility for Services

All disabilities are medical conditions, but not all medical conditions are disabilities. To be eligible for services, students must provide medical documentation that provides information about a substantial limitation to one or more major life activities, specifically as it applies to meeting the demands of University life, in and/or out of the classroom. Although some disabilities do not change over time, the medical documentation must address the student’s current level of functioning. IEP’S and 504 Plans, although providing historical evidence of services and accommodations, are generally not considered sufficient to make a student eligible for services in post-secondary education. However, in all situations, every student will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

The Office of Veteran and Disability Support Services (OVDSS) provides services and reasonable accommodations to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate / professional students with disabilities. Equal access is an institutional commitment, and the Office of Veteran and Disability Support Services seeks partnerships throughout the University to achieve that goal.

Partial list of Disability Types Disclosed at North Carolina A&T State University

Acquired Brain Injury / Traumatic Brain Injury
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Attention Deficit / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Cerebral Palsy
Hearing Impairment
Learning Disabilities
Physical Mobility, Dexterity and Chronic Health
Processing Speed
Psychological Disorders
Seizure Disorders
Sickle Cell Anemia
Speech Impairment
Visual Impairment