Students enrolled in postsecondary education are required to self-identify if they would like to request services on the basis of disability. The responsibilities of postsecondary schools are significantly different from those of school districts. Postsecondary schools are charged with the responsibility of providing appropriate academic adjustments to ensure that the student is not discriminated against on the basis of disability.
To access these services, students must initiate their request each semester by meeting with the Disability Services Coordinator to discuss their physical or academic needs. Each student is encouraged to act as his/her own advocate and has the major responsibility for securing assistance. Early and regular contact with the counselor will help ensure services and accommodations. It is strongly recommended that all documentation be provided before the second week of classes to ensure that accommodations are met in a timely fashion. The Disability Services Coordinator can be reached at (918) 647-1231 or by email at email@example.com The office is located in the Academic Affairs in Johnson Hall.
All students must complete a Student Disability Services Intake Form before any accommodation can be considered. The Disability Services office can counsel or provide recommendations to the student regarding various accommodations that might be available to them; however, it is the student’s ultimate responsibility to request a specific service or need.
Once all forms are submitted and appropriate documentation is received, the student’s file is reviewed for completeness and the student is scheduled for an intake meeting. During the intake meeting, the student’s strengths and weaknesses are discussed to review the appropriateness of all requested accommodations.
Accommodations are based on need, not desire. CASC’s goal is to provide assistance to foster independence and academic progress. Services are designed to remove barriers in the classroom that could hinder a student’s ability to learn.
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