Steps in Accommodations Process
Families (or student) send documentation of a learning need to the Disability Services Office. This may include a WAIS psycho-educational test (with subtest scores), a Woodcock-Johnson Achievement test, any reading tests that are available, or other appropriate forms of evaluation. For non-LD types of disabilities, the student needs to contact the Director of Disability Services to determine what kind of documentation is needed. This includes requests for specific housing needs and access to rooms and buildings. Requests for residential accommodations should be made as soon as the student has paid his or her deposit.
- The student will meet with the Director of Disability Services to do a Needs Assessment and will be given multiple copies of the Needs Assessment Form to share with faculty and staff.
- In order to receive an academic accommodation the student must give his or her professors and the Coordinator of Tutoring copies of the Needs Assessment Form. A discussion will then take place regarding the recommended accommodations.
- The professor will call the Director of Disability Services if there is a need for clarification or for discussion about any concerns that the professor has.
- The Director of Disability Services is available to assist students in receiving appropriate accommodations. Should a student, faculty, or staff member have questions about the required accommodations they should contact the Director of Disability Services who will bring together all parties to discuss alternatives.