Learning Needs Evaluation Center
Information for Prospective Students
The Learning Needs and Evaluation Center (LNEC) at U.Va. determines eligibility and provides academic accommodations for students with documented disabilities in line with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. These federal laws mandate that institutions of higher learning provide equal access to students with disabilities who are "otherwise qualified" to meet the essential demands of the academic program.
The LNEC provides services to two groups of students: those who have been previously diagnosed with a disability condition; and those who have never been diagnosed, but begin struggling academically, and seek evaluation of their difficulties. For both groups of students, the LNEC invites participation in time management, attention, memory, anxiety, and study skills workshops held during the fall and spring semesters, and can provide brief, individual consulting on a limited basis.
Prospective students and their parents will find the following links helpful:
University of Virginia Schools/Admissions
Guidelines for Documentation of a Learning Disorder or ADHD
Guidelines for Documentation of a Medical Disability
Guidelines for Documentation of a Psychiatric Disability
The Transition: Differences between High School and College