Student Disability Services

Welcome to Student Disability Services at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education.

SDS Vision

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

SDS Mission

Student Disability Services 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

Student Disability Services (SDS) advises Johns Hopkins graduate and undergraduate students with disabilities on available services and accommodations.

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

Student Disability Services (SDS) is using a new database called Accommodation Information Management (AIM). 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 for you to login once you are approved to use accommodations.

Please contact SDS at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.

For universitywide accessibility information see

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 Student 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.

The 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

Student Disability Services
2800 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Business Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

All requests for accommodations are processed through the Student Disability Services Office. Please contact us at [email protected].

Jacqueline Irion, MA, MJ
Assistant Director, Student Disability Services
Tel: 410-516-4720
Fax: 410-367-4780
[email protected]

Cathie Axe, MEd
Executive Director, Student Disability Services
[email protected]

We acknowledge the impact that COVID-19 has had on the lives of many students with disabilities. For additional resources and updated information, please visit the JHU coronavirus information page.