Please view an electronic copy of the Student Guide to Accommodative Services
Qualifying for Accommodative Services
Any person with a disability that limits a major life activity may qualify for services according to federal law. The disability may be visible (mobility, vision, or hearing impairments, etc.) or invisible (ADHD, learning disabilities, chronic migraines, etc.). A major life activity is an activity that an average person can perform with little or no difficulty (walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, etc.).
Accommodative Services requires a student to complete an Intake Interview, and may require current and comprehensive documentation of the disability from an appropriate diagnosing professional. An Accommodative Services Learning Specialist will meet with every student inquiring about, or requesting, accommodations. Resources and accommodations will not be coordinated without a completed Intake Interview. You must take the lead in the Intake Interview, especially if you are over the age of 18. Family members or support providers may attend the Intake Interview with your permission, but must not speak on your behalf.
Obtaining Accommodative Services
- Complete the Intake form (also available from Accommodative Services in TL 132).
- Schedule the Intake Interview by calling, emailing, or stopping by Accommodative Services.
- Complete the Intake Interview. Bring your completed Intake form when you come in to meet with an ASLS. This Interview may take about 45 minutes. During this meeting, you and an Accommodative Services Learning Specialist (ASLS) will discuss your disability and how it impacts your learning or participating in the classroom. You will also discuss and learn how to use approved services and accommodations.
- If required by the ASLS, provide any necessary documentation (Accommodative Services will provide you with forms, or you can download them) via mail, fax, or bring to the office in person.
- Check your Rhodes State email for notification that your documentation is acceptable or for any other information.
- Pick up your Accommodation Letter(s).