Allison Kowlessar, Coordinator
The primary purpose of the Office of Disability Services is to provide academic accommodations to those students with documented disabilities.
In addition, the office provides leadership and guidance to the campus community to enhance understanding and support of ODS while ensuring compliance with legal requirements for equal access. The office supports the caring environment of Barry University through its one-on-one relationships with students and strives to provide a holistic educational experience which prepares each student to be united and equal with the non-disabled population, while assuring their human and legal rights.
Accommodations are granted on a case-by-case basis by those students who are eligible under our documentation guidelines and in compliance with all Federal and State Laws.
The Student may appeal any decisions related to their request for accommodations to the Office of Disability Services in writing within 10 days. Any position, paper, brief, medical documentation or other written material which the student desires to be reviewed shall be submitted together with the notice of appeal. The Office shall investigate and respond in writing to the notice of appeal stating his or her decision together with the reasons for either affirming or reversing either previous decision as to an accommodation or auxiliary aid. If a student wishes to appeal the decision, she/he may file a grievance with the University ADA Coordinator, Dr. Eileen McDonough.