Disability Services for Students

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Program Accommodations

Step by Step Guide to Program Accommodations

Examples of Program Accommodations are:

Priority Registration, Foreign Language Course Substitutions, Reduced-Course-with-Full-time-status, Classroom Changes, etc.

The documentation must substantiate the need for program accommodations.   The accommodation committee of DSS will determine case-by-case eligibility for any program accommodation.

Follow this procedure for each and every semester in requesting a program accommodation:

  • The accommodation process begins as soon as you schedule a meeting with a DSS counselor by calling the office at 401-874-2098. (We are available for appointments before each semester – even when classes are not in session!)
  • Make sure your documentation of disability is current.
  • During your appointment, discuss the program accommodation(s) you might need for that semester
  • Your counselor will talk with you about other requirements for the particular Program Accommodation you are requesting.   In most cases DSS will facilitate the Program Accommodation for you.  (for example:   Each semester, Priority Registration is administratively arranged by DSS after a completed accommodation appointment with your signed accommodation request form)
  • Let DSS know immediately of any problems.
  • Meet with DSS at the beginning of EVERY semester to discuss your schedule and needs.

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