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Services for Winona Students with Disabilities

Saint Mary’s prides itself on creating a learning environment that best meets the needs of everyone at the university.

The Disability Services Office is a helpful resource for students at Saint Mary's who have disabilities. It is the responsibility of students to seek available assistance and to request reasonable accommodations through the Director of Disability Services. The Director will then evaluate documentation, determine appropriate accommodations, and act as a resource/advocate to assist students in meeting their academic goals and to ensure equality of opportunity. 

Disability Services Website

All students have been accepted by the College based on their ability to succeed academically and are required to meet the same academic and technical standards. Disability Support Services provides academic support and accommodations to students with disabilities or temporary conditions. Accessing accommodations is an ongoing and interactive process where information can be gathered from the student and from other relevant sources. We ask that students interview with Disability Services to discuss their requests. We prefer students to present any documentation that describes their disability and the impact on educational experiences and in the educational environment early in the process. Each student’s requests will be evaluated on an individual basis. The purpose of documentation is to assist in providing information and understanding how the courses or facilities might present barriers and to what degree the disability affects the student, and to plan for accommodations to facilitate access.

Some Examples of Disabilities

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Psychiatric Disabilities
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Head Injury/Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Physical Disabilities and Systemic Illnesses
  • Deafness/Hearing Impairment
  • Blindness/Low Vision
  • Disabilities that are sporadic or degenerative in nature
  • Temporary conditions

Find Us

Student Success Center, Griffin Hall, Room 70
Winona Campus
Hours: Monday–Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Disability Services Office
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #44
Winona, MN 55987-1399
507-457-1465
800-635-5987, Ext. 1465

Connect With Us

Karen Hemker, M.Ed.

Student Success Center - Director of Disability Services

Griffin Hall, GR070N

Campus Box: # 44

(507) 457-1465

khemker@smumn.edu

Karen Hemker M.Ed.