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SDS Hubs

Student Disability Services (SDS) has moved to a new Hub based model to deliver services across schools in a consistent and coordinated manner. SDS has streamlined its policies and procedures so that all schools have the same resources, accommodations, forms, and initial application processes.

The Universitywide Hub serves all of the schools and supports the other Hubs. The Uwide Hub includes the Executive Director, the Assistive Technology Center/staff, and the Assistant Director of Communication Access.

To better serve our students, we have created hubs to organize the nine schools by program type and location.

Homewood Hub

The SDS Homewood Hub has been in existence the longest. This hub serves:

  • Traditional undergraduate and graduate programs at the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences (KSAS)
  •  The Whiting School of Engineering (WSE),
  • Peabody Institute
  • Visiting college students in the JHU Summer Programs and visiting high school students in summer programs sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences or the School of Engineering
  •  Housing and dining accommodation systems are more common in this Hub since most of the residential programs and dining facilities are located on the Homewood and Peabody campuses.

E. Baltimore Hub

The SDS East Baltimore Hub serves all our health science programs at the

  • Bloomberg School of Public Health (BSPH)
  • The School of Medicine (SOM)
  • The School of Nursing (SON)

Due to the nature of the programs in the East Baltimore hub, accommodations can be needed for clinical/lab settings in addition to the classroom.  Accommodations in those settings may work differently than in the classroom; some accommodations may not be necessary and/pr different one may be required.

DC/Professional Hub

The DC/Professional Hub includes graduate and professional programs. This hub serves:

  • Advanced Academic Programs (AAP, a division of KSAS)
  • The Carey Business School (CBS)
  • Engineering for Professionals (EP, a division of Whiting School of Engineering)
  • The School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
  • The School of Education (SOE)

Many students who are in these schools are working professionals looking to advance or interested in developing additional specialization in their field. These schools serve students across the globe, and some programs are fully online or hybrid.

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