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  • Neurodiverse
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • Vision/Blind
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451 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago , Illinois 60654-4510

Disability Resource Office

451 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654-4510
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About Erikson Institute

Erikson Institute, located in the vibrant city of Chicago, Illinois, is a highly regarded not-for-profit private university that specializes in early childhood education. With a four-year accessibility score of 1, the institute is dedicated to providing a nurturing and stimulating learning environment for students pursuing their educational journeys.

Founded in 1966, Erikson Institute has a rich history of excellence in preparing professionals to work with young children and their families. The university’s sole focus on early childhood education sets it apart from other institutions in the region and beyond, allowing it to offer specialized programs and resources to support the development of young minds.

The institute prides itself on its commitment to research, advocacy, and community engagement. Through rigorous academic programs, Erikson Institute equips its students with the necessary knowledge and skills to make a positive impact on early childhood policy and practice. The faculty, comprised of respected experts in the field, provide invaluable mentorship and expertise to guide students throughout their educational journey.

One of the key features that sets Erikson Institute apart is its emphasis on experiential learning. Students have various opportunities to gain hands-on experience through internships, field placements, and research projects. These practical experiences help students apply their knowledge in real-world settings, preparing them for the challenges and complexities they may face in their professional careers.

Located in Chicago, Erikson Institute benefits from its proximity to a vibrant city that serves as a hub for education and innovation. Chicago offers numerous opportunities for students to engage with diverse communities, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions, enriching their learning experiences beyond the classroom. With its world-class museums, cultural centers, and educational resources, Chicago provides a dynamic backdrop for students to explore and contribute to the field of early childhood education.

Moreover, Erikson Institute’s commitment to inclusivity and equity is deeply ingrained in its mission. The university promotes diversity in all its forms and actively works towards fostering an inclusive and supportive campus environment. This commitment extends to its curriculum, research, and community partnerships, ensuring that students are equipped with the necessary tools to address the needs of a diverse range of children and families.

In conclusion, Erikson Institute stands as a leading institution for early childhood education in Chicago and beyond. With its unwavering dedication to academic excellence, research, and community engagement, the institute prepares professionals to become advocates and catalysts for positive change in the lives of young children. By combining theoretical knowledge with practical experiences, Erikson Institute empowers its students to make a lasting impact in the field of early childhood education and beyond.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations