Disability Support

Discover the things you need to know about studying with a disability at SAE.
SAE promotes access and equity for students with a disability. If you want to receive support during your time at SAE for your disability needs, then you will need to register for disability support with a Student Services Advisor on your campus.

Disability is a normal part of human diversity. It may be permanent, temporary or fluctuating, and may have a minimal or substantial impact on a person’s life. Disability may impact mobility, learning, or communication and can result from accidents, illnesses, or genetic conditions.

It’s important to remember that disability does not just refer to a person’s health or wellbeing. It involves the interaction between the unique features and functions of a person’s body and mind and the environment and socio-political context in which they live.

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Disability does not equate to an inability to achieve. People with disabilities have the same right as everyone else to make decisions for their own lives and to be active members of society.

Having a disability forms only a part of an individual’s identity. While some people identify strongly with their disability, others may see it as just another part of what makes them unique.

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 guarantee disabled students access to educational opportunities. SAE Institute does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of physical or mental disability and is fully committed to providing reasonable accommodations, including appropriate auxiliary aids and services, to qualified individuals with a disability unless providing such accommodations would result in an undue burden or fundamentally alter the nature of the relevant program, benefit or service provided by SAE Institute.

Students who seek accommodations at SAE Institute must provide documentation of their disability from an appropriate, licensed professional or provide education information such as an Individual Education Plan, 504 Plan, or Summary of Progress (SOP). The information should include the diagnosed condition, the treatment being provided (if any), and any disability-related recommendations. The documentation cannot be more than three years old. The documentation shall be submitted to the 504 Coordinator who will create an Accommodation Plan. The 504 Coordinator is the Director of Education. The student shall be responsible for sharing accommodation needs with the teacher.