Accessing Disability Services

Needs Assessment

Once adequate documentation is submitted, a student must make an appointment with the Director of Disability Services for a Needs Assessment. Because diagnosis is individual to each student, please contact us for more information regarding adequate documentation.

The primary purpose of this meeting is to analyze the student’s needs and synthesize appropriate responses to those needs (accommodations).

A secondary, yet equally important, purpose of this meeting is for the director and student to get to know each other in an effort to develop a reciprocal relationship that will prove mutually beneficial.

At this meeting, the student will also be asked to complete a Disability Services Enrollment Application, a Website Notification Form, a Release of Information, and a Temporary Accommodation Agreement (if applicable).  A student may print and complete these forms and bring them to the meeting.  

Accommodation Letters

Accommodation Letters are prepared for a student based upon the results of the Needs Assessment.  To assist in the production of the letters, the student should provide the Disability Services Director a list of courses and instructors.  The director and the student will complete the letters and the individual accommodations will be discussed. The student will then deliver their letters to faculty and initiate discussion with them about how to best implement the accommodations. Accommodation letters cannot be used retroactively, and updated letters must be created and delivered each semester if services are required. They must also be delivered and discussed in a timely manner to provide adequate notice to faculty.

 

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