Graduate Student Disability Services

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The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine graduate programs actively recruit students with disabilities. Prospective graduate students are encouraged to reach out to explore how the university can provide reasonable and necessary accommodations. All services are confidential. We do not reveal the nature of your condition without your permission.

Want to Get Registered?

To begin the registration process with Student Disability Services, and to establish eligibility for disability related accommodations and services, please complete and submit the SDS Online Registration Form and upload supporting documentation. Once your form and documentation are received, the next step in the process will be to meet with Ellen Kaplan to discuss your needs and potential accommodations. If you have any difficulty providing documentation or need more information about any aspect of the process, again please contact Ellen Kaplan in Student Disability Services at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Read a full description of the range of services available through the Johns Hopkins University Office of Institutional Equity.

Returning Students

Student Disability Services (SDS) has moved to a new university-wide database called Accommodation Information Management (AIM) for the Fall 2022 semester.

Students with approved accommodations can request accommodations for the fall by using the AIM student portal and following the Student Guidelines for Requesting Accommodation through AIM. The portal will be accessed using your Hopkins JHED ID and password. Single sign on will work after the first time if you use it. 

A person with a disability is defined by Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such impairment, or is regarded as having such impairment.

The Johns Hopkins University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status or veteran status in any program or activity administered by the university, or with regard to admission or employment.