Disability Services Accommodation Process
Important Note: Fall 2019 incoming students must provide ODS registration information below by August 1, 2019 *Requests for accommodations will be processed after this date but please keep in mind that we will process completed files according to the date received and if received late, this may delay implementation of accommodations.
How to request accommodations
After reading Rights and Responsibilities and Grievance Procedure on website:
2. Request appropriate professional(s) to complete and return disability documentation information to ODS.
Documentation must be current and comprehensive. Please read established guidelines for documenting disabling conditions. All disability documentation must include professional's signature, date and license number. Please refer to the Documentation Requirements webpage. Depending on your condition select the most appropriate form to obtain the needed information. Forms are available for download and use by your medical provider for many conditions under our Forms.
3. Students are encouraged to return completed Intake and Confidentiality forms to ODS as soon as completed. These can be scanned, emailed, mailed, or faxed. Please do not submit pictures of documents.
After all the documentation is completed, received, and reviewed, ODS staff and registering student will arrange an appointment to meet with the Director to discuss reasonable accommodations. This process can take up to ten business days although this process may take longer if received during high volume times such as at the beginning of a semester. Important: It is the student’s responsibility to inquire if all documentation and information is received by ODS. You can check by emailing questions and appointment requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Meeting: This “interactive process” usually takes place the first week of classes, however, if accommodations are needed prior to classes beginning, please indicate this and we will begin with a phone meeting prior to coming to campus. During this meeting and once accommodations are agreed upon, letters of accommodations may be written. At times, additional documentation/information may be requested.
5. Student delivers letters of accommodation to each professor. Students can deliver these in person (before or after class, office hours), scanned and emailed, or delivered to professors’ department to be place in faculty mail box.
The ODS staff are also available to answer questions and set up appointments with the director, Office of Disability Services. email@example.com
Kim Work: firstname.lastname@example.org 805-565-1635 (mornings)
Beth Whitcomb, email@example.com, 805-565-6135 (afternoons)