Disability Types, Issues and Services

Most students with disabilities at SU have "invisible" conditions, such as learning disabilities and chronic health conditions. Staff and faculty frequently interact with students who have disabilities without knowing that the students' disabilities are interfering with their ability to process information. 

The information presented on this site is not meant to be a substitute for interaction between faculty or staff and student, but to facilitate communication and discussion. The methods discussed rely on patience, flexibility, and active listening that can generally be applied to providing the best service to all students, while ensuring appropriate responses to students with disabilities.  Each student with a disability has individual strengths, limitations and compensatory skills. More specific information can be obtained from the student, the accommodation letter sent by Disabilities Services when the student requests accommodations, and the Disabilities Services office.