Resources for Faculty and Staff Members

  • The following resources have been developed for faculty and staff members at IUP to provide information about working with IUP students with disabilities.

    D2A2 Faculty Handbook 2017–18

    This comprehensive handbook, developed for IUP’s faculty members, provides an overview of the Department for Disability Access and Advising (D2A2) policies, procedures, and information about working with students with our most commonly represented disabilities.

    New Faculty Orientation Handout

    This handout, which is given to new faculty, provides information about the Department for Disability Access and Advising, including an overview of the services that D2A2 provides, “fast facts” about D2A2, and procedures and other things to be aware of.

    Tips for Interacting with People with Disabilities (PDF)

    Tips for Interacting with People with Disabilities (Word)

    It can sometimes be difficult to know how to teach, work with, or interact with individuals with disabilities, especially if you have never met an individual with a particular type of disability before. This info guide provides information and tips on how to interact with people who have a wide variety of disabilities.

    Guidelines for Planning Accessible Activities and Events (PDF)

    Guidelines for Planning Accessible Activities and Events (Word)

    As a state institution, IUP falls under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which requires IUP to make all of its programs, services, activities, and events accessible for people with disabilities. This info guide provides information on planning activities and events that are accessible to people with disabilities at IUP.

    Activities and Access for Students with Disabilities

    This presentation covers topics including planning activities and events that are accessible for people with disabilities, the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act at IUP, statistics on the number of students and the types of disabilities that are served by D2A2, and tips on interacting with people with disabilities.

    University Resources for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    It can be difficult to know where to start with disability support at IUP for are a student on the autism spectrum. This info guide is designed to help with understanding the services and accommodations that are available through IUP’s Department for Disability Access and Advising (D2A2) as well as the recommended support program that is offered by the Labyrinth Center for Autism Spectrum Support.

    Career Services for Students with Disabilities

    This presentation provides information for faculty and staff members on career services for students with disabilities, including tips on supporting students as they consider whether and how to disclose their disability to an employer, and assisting employers and students with planning for and determining their accommodation and access needs in the workplace. In addition, tips for interacting with people with disabilities and using person-first language is also provided.

    Famous and Notable People with Disabilities (PDF)

    Famous and Notable People with Disabilities (Word)

    This handout contains a list of famous and notable people who have disabilities, including what they are known for, where they went to college and what degrees they hold, and what types of disabilities they have. The list is divided into sections based on the following disability categories: learning disabilities; ADD/ADHD; Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger syndrome; psychological/mental health; deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing loss; blind, visually impaired, low vision, and vision loss; physical and mobility disabilities, and health conditions.