• In order to receive accommodations a student must meet with Disability Resources staff at the Center for Student Success to determine the appropriateness of services.

  • After a student discloses a disability to you, ask the student about the ways in which the disability impacts learning. The student is at liberty to choose whether or not to disclose their disability and to what extent they share details of their disability.

  • Take the student’s learning needs and preferences into consideration in advising. If a student requires additional time to complete tests as an academic accommodation, then that student will likely need longer than most other students to complete similar tasks. Encourage students—especially in their first semester of study—to take a reasonable load.

  • Students with some disorders have tremendous difficulty organizing information and meeting deadlines. These students, in particular, may benefit from any organizational tools or strategies that you can suggest.

  • Be advised that, when counseling students about (potential) careers or career choices, federal mandates prohibit directing students out of certain careers due to disability.

  • When advising students with disabilities, the information that they share with you should be kept strictly confidential.

  • You are invited and encouraged to make referrals to Disability Resources and/or the Center for Student Success (generally) or the SHARE advising system if you are concerned about a particular student.

  • Please direct any questions regarding or on behalf of students with disabilities to Disability Resources in Peters Hall 118 (x55588). Our staff welcomes any questions that you or your student advisees might have.