Students who do not have documentation or are unsure if their documentation is sufficient are encouraged to schedule a meeting with the DS Director to discuss and learn more about relevant assessments and where to obtain them.
If additional documentation is needed the DS Director can work with the student and diagnostician to clarify what information is needed.
As soon as possible. Please note some services may require 4-6 weeks or more to arrange. This is based on a number of potential factors, including: the nature of a student’s academic accommodation requests, the availability of appropriate supporting documentation, and the availability of local resources (e.g., qualified interpreters and other third party vendors, alternative text production, et cetera).
Contact the DS office as early as possible in your educational planning to avoid delays in service.
DS does not share information about a student’s disability with faculty, staff, parents, caseworkers or other individuals without written permission from the student. Additionally, DS cannot confirm whether or not a student is receiving services or disclose information about their accommodations. When talking with instructors, DS discusses only the accommodations that are needed, not the disability itself.
The DS office may be required to release information on a need-to-know basis determined necessary in the facilitation of the accommodation process in accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) or WAC 478-140.