OAA Demographics

While any student may disclose disability at any point during the semester, we have found it helpful to take a “snapshot” of students who have gone through this process and been determined eligible to request reasonable accommodations with the broader campus community. This information may be of interest to those planning their curriculum to include their students with disabilities; it’s also being provided directly for the support of people with disabilities, a reminder that you are not alone.

Census Date: February 1, 2021

Total number of (active) students registered with OAA: 463

Total number of students requesting accommodation in Spring 2021 (as of 2/1/2021): 326

  • Total number of students registered with OAA

  • Students (active): 463
  • Non-ADA/Temporary accommodations: 4
  • Students with 2 or more disabilities: 247
  • Disability Types:

  • ADHD: 134
  • Autism: 28
  • Hearing Impairment: 7
  • Orthopedic Impairment: 7
  • Psychological Disability: 158
  • Specific Learning Disability: 149
  • Traumatic Brain Injury: 3
  • Visual Impairment: 6
  • Other Health Impaired or Chronic Illness: 75

Note: These figures reflect primary conditions only. Students may disclose, and receive accommodations, for secondary conditions. For example, while 28 students have listed Autism as their primary diagnosis, 10 students have reported this condition as a non-primary condition for which they are requesting accommodation; 7 students have reported Hearing Impairments as primary, and 7 more report this condition as secondary. 244 students have disclosed documented psychological disabilities as “secondary” while listing another condition as primary.

  • Racial Demographics

  • American Indian or Alaska Native: 4
  • Black: 12
  • White (not of Hispanic origin) : 183
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 7
  • Spanish Culture or Origin: 17
  • Other: 1
  • Prefer not to say*: 6

* These figures are drawn through an optional, voluntary identification process; students who do not provide this information are not included in the data provided above. Students who select “Prefer not to say,” are represented here.