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Role of Disability Services

At the GMU Disability Services team members are available for continued support and collaboration with students, however students do need to lead this communication. This may be different than a high school when counselors are reaching out to students.  

The Disability Services team is available to support members of the campus community in navigating disability related barriers. Students who need Disability Services support in addressing disability related barriers are responsible for reaching out to Disability Services for support. Our team is available to connect with the student to understand concerns and address navigating them as appropriate, this often does involve additional communication with campus partners.  

An additional thing to note is that students are responsible for communicating with their professors regarding accommodations Disability Services does not proactively reach out to professors to notify them of a student’s accommodations. 

Disability Services also supports students through sharing about campus resources that may support the communicated disability related barriers.