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Disability Support Services

Student Disability Services

Disability Support Services

Student Disability Services, part of the Office of Student Life, at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, provides a number of services.

Our office collaborates with campus partners to create an inclusive community for students with disabilities, using a student-centric approach to proactively remove barriers, raise awareness of equitable practices, and foster an appreciation of disability as an area of diversity. Primarily, Student Disability Services supports our community by:

  • Assisting the Bloomberg School and University community in understanding the effects of disabilities and in eliminating the physical, technical, attitudinal and programmatic barriers that limit the range of opportunities for students with disabilities.
  • Arranging for review of documentation and providing individuals with reasonable accommodations.
  • Maintaining and protecting the confidentiality of individual records as required by law.

JHSPH Disability Services Staff 

Jessica Harrington, Director of Student Life
Audrey Ndaba, DSS Coordinator

Johns Hopkins University Policy

Johns Hopkins University does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic in any student program, activity administered by the University, admission or employment.

Definition of a Person with a Disability

A person with a disability is defined by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as an individual who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment.