The following steps outline the process for receiving services from Accessibility Resource Center (ARC):
- A student must (1) identify as having a disability (which is done by submitting the ARC Affiliation Form), (2) provide current and comprehensive documentation from a professional qualified to diagnose the specific disability, and (3) provide documentation of accommodations provided by prior schools (copies are okay). The documentation must be on a professional letter head. Anything on a prescription pad will not be accepted.
- The ARC Specialist must review all documentation and determine whether the student is eligible to receive services.
- Appropriate accommodations are determined by the student and the ARC Specialist based on documented needs and functional limitations of the student.
- Students are responsible for meeting with their instructors to discuss the accommodations and provide them with a letter written by ARC which lists the approved academic accommodations.
Some students find it easier to write a letter of introduction (in addition to the ARC memo) to give to their instructor(s). Writing a letter allows you to edit and re-edit what you are trying to say.
For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions