Welcome to Disability Resources

Welcome to Disability Resources (DR), which is part of Washington University’s Cornerstone:  Center for Advanced Learning. DR is the University’s official resource for students with disabilities and students with suspected disabilities. DR assists students with disabilities by providing guidance and accommodations to ensure equal access to our campus, both physically and academically.

Some students come to college with a history of having received accommodations for a disability.   Other students may not be diagnosed until after high school or find that their disability creates a need for accommodations until they are in college. Regardless, the University makes every effort to ensure that all students can take full advantage of the courses, programs, activities, and opportunities that our University offers.  If you are a prospective student with a disability and would like to learn more about how the accommodations and services we might provide you here at WU, please contact us.  We welcome opportunities to talk and/or meet with prospective students and their families who are involved in the college search process.

Students seeking disability-related accommodations must use the DR office and are encouraged to contact us upon admission or once diagnosed. In contrast to high school students, college and graduate students are expected to self-identify and to request accommodations by notifying the appropriate office (DR). Eligibility for accommodations is determined on an individual basis supported by appropriate documentation, which may need to be renewed periodically. We will guide you through each step of this process, whether you are a prospective student, undergraduate, or graduate student here at WU.  Students with temporarily disabling conditions (e.g., a broken arm) may either contact DR or Student Health Services (935-6666) for assistance. 

In addition to working with students, the DR staff is here to assist University faculty and staff members who have questions about students with disabilities.  We view ourselves as active partners with our WU colleagues and welcome your calls, emails, or office visits, too.

Please select the appropriate page for more information about how we can assist you.  We look forward to hearing from you, answering your questions, and providing information that will enhance your experience at Washington University.

Disability Resources Staff

Working to support Washington University students.

CHRISTINE DUDEN STREET, J.D., Assistant Director Disability Resources

Christine Duden Street, J.D. Assistant Director Disability ResourcesB.A. Political Science, Illinois Wesleyan University; J.D., University of Illinois College of Law; LL.M. in Health Law, Saint Louis University School of Law.

314-935-4153 ~ christine_street@wustl.edu

Ms. Street joined Cornerstone in 2005. Prior to assuming her current position, she was the Assistant Director for Health Law Studies at Saint Louis University, where she taught courses in public health law and bioterrorism policy. She has practiced law as a commercial litigation attorney in St. Louis. At Cornerstone, Ms. Street is the Assistant Director of Disability Resources (DR), where she oversees all aspects of DR services. In addition to providing direct student services, Ms. Street represents the needs of students with disabilities in all areas of campus policy. She is also the principal investigator of a National Science Foundation grant that studies how to make learning environments as universally accessible as possible. Ms. Street was a TRiO eligible college student.

LIBBY LESSENTINE, Disability Resources Coordinator

Libby Lessentine, Disability Resources CoordinatorB.A. Urban Studies, Rhodes College; M.S. Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Memphis

314-935-4062 ~ elessentine@wustl.edu

Ms. Lessentine earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee and received her Master of Science degree in Leadership and Policy Studies with a concentration in Student Personnel Services from The University of Memphis. Ms. Lessentine serves as the Disability Resource Coordinator in Cornerstone, where she assists students seeking disability-related accommodations and coordinates testing accommodations. Prior to joining Washington University, Ms. Lessentine worked in a variety of higher education and community mental health programs, most recently as a Career Advisor at The University of Memphis and as an Assistant Field Hockey coach at Rhodes College.

LIZ REINHARDT, Disability Resources Coordinator

B.S. in Social Work
 
Master in Education
 
 
Ms. Reinhardt earned her Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She earned her Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration and Leadership from the University of Missouri.  Ms. Reinhardt joined Washington University after serving in a variety of roles in both the higher education sector and social service sector.  Some of these roles include working as the Graduate Assistant with the MU Career Center at the University of Missouri and serving as a Program Coordinator and Match Support Specialist with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri.  In Cornerstone, Ms. Reinhardt serves as the Disability Resource Coordinator where she assists students seeking disability-related accommodations and coordinates testing accommodations. 
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