Student Disability Services

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


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


Student Disability Services collaborates to create an inclusive community 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 approaches from universal design to individualized accommodations. ​

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 will be moving to a new university-wide database called Accommodation Information Management (AIM) starting with the Fall 2022 semester.

Summer 2022

  • Students new to SDS who are taking Summer 2022 courses can submit an initial request for accommodations through the SDS online form in Accommodate. (Summer 2022 courses only.)
  • Returning students with approved accommodations should continue to request letters for Summer 2022 courses through Accommodate.

How to Request Accommodations Using Accommodate

  • How to request accommodations using Accommodate, PowerPoint
  • How to request accommodations using Accommodate, Video
    • After submitting a semester/term request, please allow at least 24 hours for the request to be processed.
  • Documentation Guidelines help students understand documentation that is needed.

Fall 2022

Effective June 21, 2022, all requests for Fall 2022 accommodations will be made using AIM.

  • Students new to SDS will submit an initial request for accommodations through AIM (Fall 2022 and beyond).
  • Returning students with approved accommodations will be notified when the new AIM student portal opens for Fall 2022 requests. In the interim, any changes or questions should be directed to

Additional Information

Read a full description of the range of services available through the Johns Hopkins University Office of Institutional Equity. Johns Hopkins University Grievance Procedures for Student with Disabilities can be found here.

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

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

Terri Massie-Burrell, PhD
Senior Director, Student Disability Services

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.