Getting Started Checklist
This checklist provides a quick step-by-step explanation of how to connect with the Disability Resource Center for accommodations. For a more in-depth explanation, see our Guidelines for Students with Disabilities.
- Collect documentation that covers the points in our Documentation Guidelines. You may already have records that cover the information we need, or you may want to give the guidelines to your provider to get something written up that covers each point. If you have concerns about being able to provide the documentation we need, please contact us so we can talk through your options and provide guidance.
- Complete the Intake Form. This allows you to submit your documentation, provide your contact information, and share some initial information about your needs. You may also submit documentation by email to email@example.com, fax to 502-852-0924, or drop off to our front desk in Stevenson Hall 119 if needed.
- Set an intake appointment. Contact your coordinator to set up a time for your intake appointment. This meeting generally occurs after you have registered for your classes, but preferably well before the semester begins. The coordinator will review the documentation prior to your appointment. If additional information is needed, the coordinator will let you know. (Housing accommodations and other non-academic accommodations can be requested prior to registering for classes.)
Come to the intake appointment prepared to…
- Discuss how your disability impacts you and your accommodation needs.
- Learn about the policies and procedures that you will need to follow in order to access your accommodations.
- Learn about other resources that are available to you.
- Review your class schedule and complete your first Service Request Form.
- Meet with your professor(s) to discuss your accommodations. After your intake meeting, your coordinator will prepare any accommodation letters you will need for the semester. These letters list your accommodations for each of your courses. It is your responsibility to provide the letters to your professor(s) and discuss any logistics regarding how you will receive accommodations in each course.
- Keep your coordinator updated. If your accommodation needs change at any point, contact your coordinator to set up a time to talk about this. If you have any problems working out logistics with your professors, let us know. You can request a meeting with your coordinator if needed to discuss your progress or needs. Just call or send an e-mail to make an appointment. Request accommodations each semester using the online Service Request Form to continue receiving accommodations in future semesters.