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      • Disabilities Services

        • 520 East 14th Street
        • One University Place
        • Chester, PA 19013
        • tel: 610-499-1266
        • fax: 610-499-1192
        • Office Hours: M-F, 9a-5p
      • Rebecca Ross, MSW

      • Carla D. Vastine, M.Ed.


Disabilities Services

The office of Disabilities Services provides services to students with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, and psychological disabilities.

Our office serves as a campus advocate for students with disabilities and ensures that all students have an equal opportunity to access academic programs and other aspects of university life.

Our office is located at 520 E 14th Street and can be contacted at 610-499-1266. Feel free to give us a call! We always welcome information and questions from students, faculty, and staff about the accessibility of Widener's academic programs and facilities.

Accommodation Requests

Any student has the right to request reasonable accommodation of a disability. If you believe that an accommodation is necessary to allow you equal access to a course or academic offering at Widener, you will need to request it through Disabilities Services, which authorizes all accommodations for students on campus.

Examples of typically requested accommodations include:

  • time extensions for exams
  • specialized testing situations
  • note takers

The nature of accommodations varies according to the needs of individual students.

Review our outline of the procedures for requesting accommodations.

Academic Coaching

Disabilities Services also offers academic coaching support to undergrads enrolled in one of Widener's standard academic programs. We know that the college transition is not always easy and students may face new challenges and experiences. Therefore, we offer academic coaching to help students with disabilities make the transition to college academics and university life.

Interested students can meet once or twice a week with a learning specialist and can use their coaching sessions to focus on time management, study skills, social and emotional adjustment, and/or academic planning.

Need additional academic support? We also help students connect with the other academic support services, such as tutoring services, that are available to all Widener students.