How to Apply for Services and Accommodations

In order to receive services and accommodations students must identify themselves to the Accessibility Resource Center. The most effective way to initiate the process of assessing eligibility for accommodations is to do so prior to or during the admission process. Under the ADA, both the student and the college must carry out their responsibilities in a timely manner, so the sooner a student self-identifies, the sooner the college can provide needed accommodations. In summary the steps a student needs to take to receive services and accommodations are:

  • Identify him/herself to the Center during the admission process or as soon as possible
  • Participate fully in the intake process
  • Provide the necessary disability documentation
  • Provide additional, specific documentation of need for ccommodations
  • Participate in and complete the Individualized Learning Contract

Services a Student May Receive

Any student with a disability may receive services from ARC upon providing the appropriate documentation. In addition to planning and coordinating accommodations, the office provides counseling to assist students in dealing with the full range of academic, career and personal issues that confront individuals with disabilities in college. The Academic Achievement Center, College Success Coaches, Career Services and Counseling Centers are routinely utilized as part of a comprehensive response to student needs and interests. Consultation with faculty is an essential component of academic support services for students. The office also maintains a close working relationship with external State and not-for-profit vocational rehabilitation and disability services agencies and organizations in order to facilitate student referral and use of their services. In summary, ARC services include:

  • Pre-admission counseling
  • Coordination of accommodations
  • General academic and personal counseling
  • Academic advisement and planning
  • Facilitated consultation with faculty
  • Referrals for disability-related assessments
  • Referral to and follow-up with college and/or external resources
  • Other support services.