Have questions? See the FAQ below:
There are many ways to get documentation to support your request for services from ADS. The most common are:
Accommodations in college are approved through a different system and are guided by a different law than high school accommodations. Some major differences between the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, covering K-12 accommodations) and the Americans with Disabilities Act to keep in mind are the responsibility now falls on the student as opposed to the parents or school, and that college accommodations are provided to ensure equal access, not specifically success. Any accommodations that you would like to request should be included in your application for services from ADS. You and your Access Advocate can discuss them during your intake appointment.
ADS staff are committed to your success. You have access to your Accommodation Plan anytime through your AIM student portal . Each semester, you choose and submit your accommodations for each of your classes. This generates an email to each instructor, detailing your approved accommodations for that semester.
Keep in mind that accommodations are not retroactive. Be proactive and get your accommodation plan set before or soon after your class(es) begin. Use your accommodations as you see fit.
ADS staff will also provide you with disability advising, academic support, guidance, and encourage you to attend campus and disability cultural events. Staff have expertise working with students who are experiencing stress or who are struggling academically. Should you encounter any difficulties, contact ADS for an appointment as early as possible to avoid issues that may impact your course success.