Many students find the transition to college to be difficult. As we’ve talked about before, veterans may find that transition more challenging than nonveterans. Disabled veterans (of which there has been a 25 percent increase in the past 10 years) not only have to adjust from military to civilian life, but also have to navigate this new way of life with physical and/or mental injuries. It is the goal of Saint Louis University to assist them in doing so.
Saint Louis University’s Disability Services is available to help all students with documented medical or clinical disabilities receive reasonable accommodations, in hopes disabled students can participate in all facets of their educational experience. If students have documented clinical medical or clinical disabilities and anticipate requiring accommodation, they should contact the University to officially recognize and consider their needs. All inquiries are confidential.
Disability Services may be particularly important to veterans who may be suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as a result of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) blasts. There is help available for veterans and students in general who suffer from the following conditions:
- Physical limitation, i.e. loss of limbs, paralysis, etc.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Traumatic brain injury