To Request Service 

Step 1: Contact the Administrative Assistant in the Office of Disability Services, requesting an intake packet. Schedule an intake appointment with the Coordinator of Disability Services. Complete intake packet as thoroughly as possible and bring the packet to the scheduled appointment.

Step 2: Attend the intake appointment with the Coordinator of Disability Services and submit the intake packet to the Coordinator at this time.  Coordinator will review the packet as well as complete an interview with the student and/or parent in order to fully understand the disability and the impact of the disability on the student's educational experience. 

Step 3: Submit any additional documentation as requested by the Coordinator of Disability Services.  If no further documentation is requested, proceed to Step 4.

Step 4: Upon notice from the Office of Disability Services, obtain letters of accommodation from the Administrative Assistant in the Office of Disability Services.  Deliver the letters to all instructors and discuss the letter with instructors ensuring that both parties understand the accommodations.

 

Documentation requirements:

The Arkansas Tech University Office of Disability Services requests that students who request accommodations submit information describing their disability, their past use of accommodations, and the likely impact of the disability on their educational experiences.  Types of helpful documentation supportive of such requests include medical records, psycho-educational testing reports, and school records.  If students do not have this documentation readily available, they are encouraged to meet with the Coordinator of Disability Services to discuss other ways to demonstrate a connection between their condition and any academic barriers they anticipate in the University environment.

The Coordinator of Disability Services will consider all forms of documentation including student self-report, observation and interaction with the student, and external information from outside sources such as professionals who have diagnosed or treated the condition.  External information can be a valuable tool for helping the Coordinator understand the student's barriers, identify strategies for success, and assign reasonable accommodations which facilitate access. 

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