Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community dedicated to teaching and learning, scholarship and service, truth and justice, as inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition, the social teaching of the Church, and the principles of wisdom in the Rule of St. Benedict.
Benedictine University aspires to be a thought leader in Catholic higher education. We seek to provide a transformative and integrative educational experience grounded in Benedictine values, helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.
Resources for disability accommodations and services are continuously added to this list. If you have any questions about these resources, please click on the links below.
Ability Links is a leading disability employment community where businesses can go to post jobs and search resumes, and job seekers with disabilities can search and apply for jobs. This online community also assists with mentoring opportunities from disabled professionals.
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) is a civil rights law which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, state and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation and telecommunications. It also requires those with disabilities to have a fair and equal opportunity to participate in civic programs and activities.
AHEAD is the Association on Higher Education and Disability. It is an international membership association of professionals who address disabilities issues on their campuses and in the field of higher education.
Autism Speaks is a helpful organization providing guidance on such questions as diagnosis, symptoms and treatment. Current research, tools and strategies for the classroom are also available.
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) provides education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD.
Linden Oaks Behavioral Health delivers behavioral health services in Arlington Heights, Elmhurst, Naperville, Plainfield and St. Charles, Ill. Clinical professionals can address anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-injury and substance abuse, among other conditions, on an inpatient or outpatient basis.
Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital is located in Wheaton, Ill., and serves both adults and children in need of rehabilitation services. The hospital also offers programs for students who are majoring in the health care field and provides scholarship opportunities for students with physical disabilities through the Marianjoy Scholarship Program.
National Resource Center on ADHD is a program of CHADD. The page contains the latest information on ADHD, including daily management for those with ADHD, classroom tips and strategies for teachers, and advice for college students and those transitioning to higher education.
U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights enforces federal civil rights laws that ensure equal access to education. The office investigates complaints of discrimination and provides technical assistance to institutions regarding compliance to these laws.
Pillars is the largest nonprofit mental health and social service agency in the west and southwestern suburbs of Chicago providing mental health, addiction, domestic violence, child and family services and community housing. Pillars also provides testing services for academic support.