Reasonable accommodations provide access to the curriculum and the instructional and educational process. They do not alter the course or degree requirements or the instructional methods. An example of a reasonable accommodation would be for a student who is deaf and needs interpreting services to access the curriculum and the instructional process within a classroom.
Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis by the DSP&S Teacher-Specialist or Counselor regarding the your needs as described in your disability documentation.
If you have a disability, you need to be able to identify your needs and use self-advocacy.
The verification process is completed through an interview with you, as a new student, applying for services. Students are encouraged to complete the DSP&S application located under "Incoming Students" on our DSP&S webpage where once completed and verification is uploaded into our AIM system an “intake” appointment will be schcheduled. At that appointment, your Teacher-Specialist or Counselor will help to determine your educational limitations and to provide reasonable accommodations with the Faculty Notification Letter (FNL)
The DSP&S office prefers that students upload their verification through the student AIM portal. However, personal drop off, mail, or email is availale.
Regarding DSP&S file records, please note that student files will be retained for a period of 7 years from your last interaction with our office. If you require a copy of your documentation, our department will need you to submit a completed Release of Information (ROI)) form either by email or in person. Once we receive your completed form, please allow up to 5 business days for us to process your request.
If you received special education in high school you probably had an IEP. Please compete the DSP&S application and upload your IEP from high school to help the counselor determine what accommodations would best serve you.