The “Disability Advocates Network” is composed of student leaders, faculty, and staff members who have attended a workshop by the Accessibility within the Academic and Career Development Center. The members of the network have been provided with information on how to best support individuals with disabilities by learning about disability awareness, available on campus resources, and how students can request reasonable accommodations through the Accessibility within the Academic and Career Development Center. The network’s goal is to provide Fairfield University community members with a front line of approachable individuals who are knowledgeable and safe to discuss disability related matters with.
Members of the “Disability Advocates Network” receive a badge upon completion of participating in the workshop and are encouraged to keep this badge on display in a visible location (ex. office or residence hall door, a copy of the badge may be included on a professor’s syllabus, etc.). In addition to several student leaders on campus, please find a list of faculty and staff members of the network below. If any Fairfield University members are interested in joining the network, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about upcoming workshops available for you and your club, organization, and/or department to attend.
*Students, Faculty and Staff members who belong to the Disability Advocates Network do not have the authority on campus to collect disability related documentation or to determine a student's eligibility for accommodations. Students seeking academic accommodations should submit their paperwork directly to the Accessibility within the Academic and Career Development Center and meet with the Director of Accessibility to discuss appropriate accommodations.
|Allison||Berger||Dean Of Students Office|
|Susan||Birge||Counseling & Psychological Services|
|Patricia||Calderwood||Curriculum & Instruction|
|Dawn||DeBiase||School of Business|
|Karen||Donoghue||Dean Of Students Office|
|Nicole||Heller||Student Programs & Leadership Development|
|Caitlin||Hughes||Visual & Performing Arts|
|Kamala||Kiem||Student Programs & Leadership Development|
|Suzanna||Klaf||Center for Academic Excellence|
|Andrea||Martinez||Arts & Sciences|
|Kim||Nickolenko||Career Planning Center|
|Susan||Peterson||Arts & Sciences|
|Heather||Petraglia||Academic Support & Retention|
|Tracey||Robert||Graduate School of Education|
|Mark||Scalese||Visual & Performing Arts|