Student Organizations & Resources : Office of Disabilities

Office of Disabilities Mission Statement

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) is the primary university office responsible for the coordination of auxiliary aids and services for students with disabilities. The Office of Disability Services (ODS) provides academic accommodations and support to ensure that students with disabilities are able to access and participate in the opportunities available at the University of Miami. Individuals with disabilities must request academic accommodations through the Office of Disabilities. Accommodations are determined on a collaborative and case-by-case basis and are based on the documentation provided by the individual. ODS staff will work collaboratively with students to determine what academic adjustments and educational auxiliary aids are reasonable to ensure that students with disabilities are not subject to discrimination. In this regard, documentation is reviewed and accommodations are assigned in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), including the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008.

Webiste: http://umarc.miami.edu/arc/ODS.html

Medical School Contact:
Hilit F. Mechaber, MD, FACP
Assistant Dean for Student Services
Director, Office of Professional Development & Career Guidance RMSB
Room 2155B PO Box 016960 (R-128)
Miami, FL 33101
E-mail: hmechabe@med .miami.edu
Phone: 305-243-7978
Fax: 305-243-8389