CODI: Cornucopia of Disability Information



The Board of Regents stipulates that no person, shall, on the ground of
race, color, sex, religion, creed, national origin, age or handicap, be
excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or
otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity
conducted by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia or any
of its several institutions now in existence or hereafter established.

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS HANDBOOK, Section 2.22.01 (8-18-94)

The Definition and Accommodation of Learning Disabilities

"All units of the University System shall employ the same definition of
learning disabilities in order to promote evenness in the way learning
disabled students are accommodated. "

"Learning disabilities is a generic term that refers to a heterogeneous
group of disorders manifested by significant difficulties in the acquisition
and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning, or mathematical
abilities, or of social skills."

The University System has adopted the position that few, if any, University
System policies may be waived or exceptions made for learning disabled

Instead, means should be sought to assist students in meeting all
requirements through special accommodations and modifications of
instructional techniques and testing procedures. This position covers all
College Preparatory Curriculum requirements, admission standards,
Developmental Studies policies, Core Curriculum requirements and Regent's
Test requirements, because all of these policies establish the essential
foundation of higher education.


Academic Affairs Handbook 8-18-94

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has established
three centers for the provision of assessment, resources, and research
related to students within the University System who have learning
disorders. These Centers are located at Georgia Southern University, The
University of Georgia, and Georgia State University. Each Center is
responsible to serve designated colleges and universities within a
geographic region. The host institution will serve as fiscal agent for the
Centers. The director of each Center is responsible to the Vice Chancellor
for Academic Affairs, and the Academic Vice President of the host
institution is the supervisor of record.

Purposes of Centers

1. To provide comprehensive standardized assessments for individuals with
learning problems due to a suspected specific learning disability,
recommendations regarding how to best maximize students' functioning in
college and information relevant to addressing requests for special
accommodations from the University System or local unit policies.
2. To provide a center for resource and program development for college
students with specific learning disabilities. To help other units of the
System for which the Center is responsible to develop similar resources and
programs as needed and found to be useful.
3. To develop a unique setting for academic research and clinical training
opportunities in graduate level psychology, education and related programs.

Other August 1994 revisions to the Academic Handbook include Section 1.04.01
"Administrative Committee on Learning Disorders"; Section 2.08.02, "Section
on Regents' Test accommodations (III.C); Section 2.09.02, "Accommodations
for students with learning disabilities" (IV.J) has been expanded to include
other disabilities; Section 2.22, "Procedures for the Regents' Centers for
Learning Disorders", and a section on accommodating students with
disabilities other than learning disabilities have been added.

Dr. Synnove Heggoy is Director of the Regents Center for Learning Disorders
located at Georgia Southern University. Her phone number is 912/681-0100.

Other questions and concerns should be directed to:

Georgia Southern University 
ADA Office
Hampton Hall 
Knight Drive
Landrum Box 8037
Statesboro, GA 30460

Voice 	(912) 681-5259
TDD 	(912) 681-0666
FAX	(912) 871-1419

Funding for this publication was provided by the Vice President for Academic