Steps to Receive Accommodations
1. Contact the Academic ADA Coordinator
Contact Shelley Wolfmeyer at 314-246-7700 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an initial meeting. At extended sites, contact the site director or the designated staff member to set up an initial meeting. It is ideal to set up a meeting before the semester starts or at the beginning of a semester, but accommodations may be requested and activated at any time.
2. Prepare for Your Meeting
What do I need to bring?
Please bring your completed Request for Accommodations form.
In addition, please bring documentation to verify your disability, diagnosis, or condition. This documentation may consist of any of the following items:
- An IEP or 504 plan
- A diagnostic evaluation
- A letter from a qualified professional (physician, psychologist, or psychiatrist) that can explain your disability and how these challenges may impact your participation and performance in an academic setting
What will we talk about?
Although your diagnosis or condition will be kept confidential, your personal experiences are an important part of determining what accommodations are appropriate, so we will discuss what has and has not worked for you in the past. We will then determine the appropriate accommodations, and you will sign a release form enabling the University to send an accommodations letter to your professors.
3. Notifying Instructors of Accommodations
After receiving your permission, the Webster ARC or the designated staff member at extended sites will send an accommodations letter to your instructors.
4. What's Next?
Talk to your professors. It is important for you to communicate with your professors to ensure that the letters were received and to have a conversation about your needs in each class.
Let the Academic ADA Coordinator or your site's designated staff member know if your needs change or your accommodations need to be updated.
If you feel your accommodations have not been met, please discuss the concern with the Academic ADA Coordinator or the designated staff member at your extended site. In the event that you wish to file a grievance, please click here to refer to the University Grievance Policy.
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