The Johns Hopkins School of Education is committed to creating a learning environment that celebrates diversity and ensures access for students with diverse abilities.

The Johns Hopkins Student Disability Services team believes that every student deserves an equitable educational experience, and we strive to remove barriers and foster an appreciation of disability as an area of diversity.

Our dedicated team is at the forefront of ensuring accessible and inclusive educational experiences for students with disabilities. Through proactive measures, such as individualized accommodations and the promotion of universal design, we empower students to reach their full potential. We are proud to partner with students, faculty, administrators, and community leaders to reshape the educational landscape and drive positive change. 

Together, we can create a future where every student, regardless of their abilities, has the opportunity to thrive and succeed in the field of education.

Our Vision

To create an inclusive culture that celebrates disability as an area of diversity while ensuring equitable experiences for all students.

Our Mission

SDS leads the university in ensuring accessible and inclusive educational experiences for students with disabilities by proactively removing barriers, raising awareness of equitable practices, and fostering an appreciation of disability as an area of diversity while utilizing a wide range of collaborative approaches from individualized accommodations to universal design.

Who We Serve

SDS advises Johns Hopkins graduate and undergraduate students with disabilities on available services and accommodations.

  • 6% of the student population across Johns Hopkins University (university-wide) receives services from SDS.
  • 5% of students at the Johns Hopkins School of Education receive services from SDS.

Requests for Accommodations

SDS is using a new database called Accommodation Information Management. All requests for accommodations starting with Fall 2022 will be processed through AIM.

Please note: Students who are still in the process of getting accommodations approved or submitting documentation should contact SDS at the email address for your school below if you have any questions about next steps in that process. The AIM Student Portal will be available to you once you are approved to use accommodations.


Jacqueline Irion

Assistant Director, Student Disability Services

“Every student deserves access to a learning environment that helps them thrive. Student Disability Services works to proactively remove barriers, implement equitable practices, and celebrate students’ diverse contributions to our community.”

Jacqueline Irion headshot.

Student Disability Services is a central JHU office that advises students with disabilities on available services and accommodations, with the goal of providing an equitable experience to all students. Students can apply for accommodations and submit necessary supporting documentation using the AIM Student Portal.

Additional Information

A full description of the range of services is available through the university-wide accessibility and accommodations site. Johns Hopkins University also has Grievance Procedures for Students with Disabilities available for students who disagree with an accommodations determination or have concerns about accommodations or services. Please review the Rights and Responsibilities for admitted students who are receiving services through SDS.

Johns Hopkins University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status or veteran status in any program or activity administered by the university, or with regard to admission or employment.

Contact Us

All requests for accommodations are processed through the Student Disability Services Office.
Student Disability Services Office
Student Disability Services Office
Johns Hopkins University
School of Education
2800 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET