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Disability Support

Discover the support we provide to people with disabilities, injuries, or health conditions.
SAE is committed to providing an equitable environment for students with a disability, injury, mental illness, or any medical condition; to support their well-being and success. To register for support, contact your campus Student Services Advisor.

Disability is a normal part of human diversity. A disability may be permanent, temporary, or fluctuating. The disability may have a minimal or substantial impact on a person’s life; it may impact mobility, learning, or communication that results from accident, illness, or genetic conditions.

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.

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 be active members of society.

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.

For SAE policies, the term ‘disability’ is defined as a person with: 

a) total or partial loss of the person’s bodily or mental functions; or

b) total or partial loss of a part of the body; or

c) the presence in the body of organisms causing disease or illness; or

d) the presence in the body of organisms capable of causing disease or illness; or

e) the malfunction, malformation, or disfigurement of a part of a person’s body; or

f) a disorder of malfunction that results in the person learning differently from a person without the disorder or malfunction; or

g) a disorder, illness, or disease that affects a person’s thought processes, perceptions of reality, emotions, or judgment or that results in disturbed behavior and includes a disability that:

  • presently exists; or
  • previously existed but no longer exists; or
  • may be present in the future; or
  • is imputed to a person. For more information on the definitions of disability categories, please contact your campus Student Services Advisor.

There is no definitive classification system for disability. Disability is a normal part of human diversity.

You may be affected temporarily, permanently, or have symptoms that occur from time to time. Your disability may include one or more of the following:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Anxiety disorder (including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • Autism spectrum (including Asperger’s Syndrome)
  • Depressive disorder
  • Eating disorder
  • Hearing impairment
  • Vision impairment
  • Learning disability
  • Medical condition
  • Neurological condition
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Physical disability
  • Psychiatric condition
  • Psychological condition
  • Psychotic disorder

Disability is not always visible or singular; for example, an individual diagnosed with cerebral palsy may also experience a mental health condition such as anxiety; and someone with vision impairment may also have a learning disability.

Depending on the severity of your condition, you may require long-term or short-term assistance with any of the above.

If you are still unsure if you have a disability or if we can help you, contact us to have a confidential chat.

Reasonable Adjustments are a change to a module or program which may alter, within reason, the specific activities without compromising the essential learning objectives and/or the inherent requirements of the module or program. Not all people who have a disability require reasonable adjustments.

Inherent requirements, in the circumstances of each job, may include:

  • the ability to perform tasks or functions which are a necessary part of the job productivity and quality requirements;
  • the ability to work effectively in the team or other type of work organisation concerned; and
  • the ability to work safely.

In assessing whether an adjustment to a module or program in which a student is enrolled, or proposes to be enrolled, is reasonable, SAE is entitled to maintain the academic requirements of the module or program, and other requirements or components that are inherent in or essential to its nature. 

Whether an adjustment is reasonable will be determined by the Academic Manager at SAE. This will involve taking into account all the relevant circumstances and interests, including the student’s Disability; the effect of the proposed adjustment on the student and on anyone else affected, including the Institute, staff, and other students.

Reasonable adjustments may encompass a range of areas including:

  • amendments to assessment arrangements, such as flexible assignment deadlines;
  • flexibility in attendance requirements;
  • alternative exam arrangements;
  • teaching delivery and format, such as lecturers providing slides and other teaching material to students in advance of class, or the recording of lectures.

To register for disability support, you will need to make an appointment to meet with a Student Services Advisor. This will help us to assess which services you need to enable you to participate productively and independently in your studies.

 

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

To assist you to study independently, you can access disability support and arrange adjustments. You’ll need to register with us first. To do this:

  1. Download the Disability Support Medical Documentation Form and have it completed and signed by a qualified health professional.
  2. Contact Student Services on your SAE Campus to make an appointment to see a Student Services Advisor to discuss your needs.


Other documents:

Alternatively, you can provide original documents on letterhead that provide information about:

  • the nature of your disability (if you have a learning disability, you’ll need to provide a full psychological assessment);
  • whether your disability is mild, moderate, or severe;
  • whether your disability is short term, fluctuating, or degenerative;
  • short-term, fluctuating, or permanent;
  • how your disability affects your study (impact on your studies);
  • arrangements recommended for you;
  • any previous arrangements made for you at school or university;
  • how long your documentation is valid for.

 

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

A Student Services Advisor will help you evaluate your academic requirements, develop a Student Access plan for you, and organise the appropriate arrangements.

Please see below for details on how to make an appointment:

 

AMMAN
Phone: (+962) 6 4000707

Email: info@saejordan.com

Location:

Amman, Airport Road, Luminus Building, Floor B4.

A Student Access Plan Disability (SAPD) may be devised for you to facilitate a partnership between yourself as the student, academic staff, and Student Services in relation to managing information on, and the responsibilities of providing services and reasonable adjustments for you.

The development of a SAPD is voluntary. You will need to disclose your disability to the Student Services Advisor if you require reasonable adjustments and provide relevant supporting medical documentation.

 

WHAT IS DISCLOSURE?

Disclosure is the formal process of telling our Student Services Advisors about your disability. In general terms, it might mean:

  • educating someone about your disability or impairment;
  • telling someone about the impact of your disability or impairment on the study and how you do things successfully;
  • providing documentation about your disability or impairment.

 

CONSULTATION/PROCEDURES

The development of a Student Access Plan (Disability) involves several steps:

  1. The Student Services Advisor will assess the student with a disability concerning the implications of the disability for the student’s learning needs and the nature of any specific adjustments needed and will explain to the student the need for consultation with all the appropriate personnel involved in developing the plan.
  2. The Student Services Advisor is responsible for developing the SAPD which will include suggested reasonable adjustments for teaching, learning, and assessment. Suggested adjustments and strategies on the SAPD should prevent either advantages or disadvantages for students with disabilities.
  3. Once the SAPD has been developed, it will be sent to the Department Coordinators of the student. The Department Coordinator is invited to review and respond to the suggested adjustments on the SAPD. As experts in their subject area, feedback from the Department Coordinator will enable the development of a plan that facilitates student access to the specific requirements of the course.
  4. Once the Department Coordinator has responded to the SAPD, it will progress to the Academic Coordinator for final comment. Once the Academic Coordinator has submitted the final comment, the SAPD will return to the Student Services Advisor for finalisation.
  5. The Student Services Advisor will then send an electronic copy of the SAPD to the student.

 

EXAMINATION ADJUSTMENTS

Please note: The process for organising examination adjustments is separate from that of the SAPD. If you require arrangements for reasonable adjustment in examinations, you will need to complete a Special Consideration Form. You will require supporting medical documentation which, in conjunction with consultation, will be used to ascertain the appropriate arrangements for reasonable adjustments in examinations. This will be forwarded to the Department Coordinator for their consideration.

 

PRIVACY STATEMENT

The information you provide is collected to develop and approve your student access plan and the provision of other required support to assist you to reach your full potential here at SAE. The Institute will use your student access plan and provide a copy of it to relevant SAE staff, including course coordinators, lecturers, and tutors to ensure the effective delivery of support and academic adjustments.

SAE may also use your information to evaluate the quality of services provided through Student Access Plans. Otherwise, the information you provide will remain confidential.

Under some circumstances, we may need to disclose your personal or health information to an external organisation or person. We will only do this if:

  • the disclosure is required by law, such as an Act of Parliament, subpoena, warrant, or other legal instruments;
  • your express consent has been obtained for the disclosure;
  • SAE reasonably believes that disclosure is necessary to lessen or prevent a serious and imminent threat to your life, health or safety, or of another person, or a serious threat to health or public safety.

For further information, please consult the SAE Information Privacy Policy.