Where can I get advice apropos casework for acceptance with disabilities?Services for Acceptance with Disabilities (SSD) is a administration of the Division of Diversity and Association Engagement. SSD is amid in Room 4.206 of the Apprentice Casework Building. SSD works with acceptance with audition disabilities, beheld disabilities, acquirements disabilities, Absorption Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, advancement disabilities, cerebral disabilities, medical disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, acting disabilities, and Traumatic Brain Injuries. You can alarm SSD at 471-6259 (voice) or 512-410-6644 (VP) for added information.
What constitutes a disability?As authentic in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Breadth 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a affliction is a brainy or concrete crime which essentially banned one or added aloft action activities.
What does essentially attached mean?According to Breadth 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, essentially banned is authentic as actuality clumsy to accomplish a aloft action action (i.e. caring for oneself, assuming chiral tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working), or decidedly belted as to the condition, address or continuance beneath which a aloft action action can be performed, in allegory to the boilerplate actuality or best people.
Who are the ADA Coordinator and Breadth 504 Coordinator for The University?The ADA Coordinator and Breadth 504 Coordinator is Dr. Jennifer Maedgen, Chief Associate Vice President, at [email protected]
What is the action for registering as a apprentice with a affliction with SSD?A apprentice who wants to acquire apartment from SSD should chase the action for How to Register. Affidavit of the affliction charge be submitted afore an assimilation arrangement can be scheduled. Acceptance with questions can alarm or arrangement SSD during Walk In hours (9am-4pm Monday-Friday).
In aerial academy I accustomed apartment through an Individualized Apprenticeship Plan (or a 504 plan). Can I use the IEP (or 504 plan) as affidavit of my disability?No. The IEP is a admired adeptness of information, but it cannot be acclimated as affidavit of the disability. Likewise, a Breadth 504 appellation in aerial academy does not aggregate able affidavit for academy education.
What if I doubtable I may acquire a affliction but acquire never been diagnosed?A apprentice who thinks he or she may acquire a affliction should acquaintance during Walk In hours (9am-4pm Monday-Friday) to altercate their situation. SSD can accommodate advice and referrals to advice a apprentice seek an assessment.
Is SSD complex with the admissions process?No, SSD is not a actor in the admissions process. All acceptance charge be “otherwise qualified” to appear The University and charge accommodated the aforementioned admissions standards, behindhand of disability.
I acquire a affliction that afflicted my grades. Should I acknowledge this during the admissions process?The adaptation to acknowledge a affliction or not during the admissions action is a claimed one for anniversary student. If acceptance has been denied, a apprentice is about encouraged to address a letter of annual or address annual the student’s bookish record. This letter should be beatific to the Admissions Office.
Is the absolute campus at UT-Austin absolutely attainable to acceptance with disabilities?Most of the barrio and accessories at UT are accessible. The campus is ample in admeasurement and does acquire hills. This is an old, celebrated campus but the majority of barrio and attainable areas are accessible. This continues to be a assignment in progress. All programs are attainable to acceptance with disabilities. A Campus Accessibility Map is attainable online or you can acquaintance SSD at 471-6259 (voice) or 512-410-6644 (VP) to appeal a cardboard copy.
Are shuttle buses and added attainable busline casework attainable to acceptance with disabilities?Yes, the campus shuttle bus arrangement is wheelchair attainable and all acceptance are acceptable to ride. Adapted Transit Casework are provided by Capital Metro with the City of Austin. Align charge be fabricated at atomic 24 hours in advance. To use this service, a apprentice charge administrate with Capital Metro by calling 389-7435.
Does SSD acquire busline that can booty me from abode to abode on campus? No, SSD does not acquire busline to booty a apprentice from abode to abode on campus. The campus shuttle arrangement is wheelchair attainable and all acceptance are acceptable to ride.
I am on crutches for a acting injury. Can I get a adapted parking permit?Information about parking permits is attainable from Parking and Busline Casework (http://parking.utexas.edu/disability/). Alarm 471-7275 for added information.
I acquire a acting abrasion to my arm/hand. How can I booty my tests?If a apprentice believes abetment is necessary, he or she should acquaintance SSD to altercate what assets may be attainable on a acting basis.
I charge a assurance accent interpreter. Breadth do I appeal interpreting services?
A Deaf or Hard of Audition apprentice registered with SSD may be acceptable for interpreting/captioning services. Acceptance can abide requests via the online anatomy at the afterward link:: Assurance Accent Interpreter/Captioning Casework Appeal for Students. If you are not registered with SSD, acquaintance the arrangement at (512) 471-6259 articulation or (512) 410-6644 videophone to accomplish an appointment.
Faculty and agents can abide a appeal for interpreting casework online at: Faculty, Staff, Departmental, and Campus Accident Assurance Accent Interpreter/Captioning Casework Appeal
For associates of the accepted attainable who would like to appeal an analyst for a University-sponsored event, amuse acquaintance the administration allotment the accident to appeal the interpreter.
Departments may appeal an analyst appliance the online appeal anatomy at: Faculty, Staff, Departmental, and Campus Accident Assurance Accent Interpreter/Captioning Casework Request and charge accommodate an annual cardinal for the accuse to be billed through Interdepartmental Transfer (IDT) about 4-6 weeks afterwards the accident has taken place.
Is there a address arrangement for DARS-Blind Casework on campus?DARS Blind Casework holds “office hours” in the Apprentice Casework Arrangement several times a week. Acquaintance DARS anon for advice about hours and location.
What should I do if I acquire been diagnosed with a affliction and charge accommodations?All acceptance accepted to the University and gluttonous apartment at the University charge abide affidavit of their affliction to SSD. Amuse agenda that disability-related affidavit beatific to the Arrangement of Admissions is not automatically forwarded to SSD and affidavit charge be beatific accurately to SSD. Reports can be mailed or faxed to SSD at the afterward address:
Services for Acceptance with DisabilitiesThe University of Texas at Austin100 West Administrator Keeton St. A4100Austin, TX 78712
Fax: 512 475-7730
All affidavit accustomed is advised awaiting until acceptance complete an antecedent assimilation appointment. Intakes can be appointed by calling the SSD advanced board at 512 471-6259. During the intake, acceptance accommodated with a Disabilities Casework Coordinator accustomed with their affliction and analysis their documentation, history of accommodations, and whether added advice is required. Once a student’s book is complete (i.e., all adapted affidavit is received), the book is advised in Alive cachet and acceptance are acceptable for apartment at the University.
Will I acquire the aforementioned apartment I had in aerial school?Not necessarily. The ambition of apartment in academy apprenticeship is to beforehand according acceptance and opportunity. Thus, adaptation decisions are fabricated on a case-by-case base with advertence to specific anatomic limitations. As an example, not all acceptance with acquirements disabilities will acquire added time on tests. Similarly, acceptance who acclimated connected time in aerial school, but whose array do not abutment a bright charge for this currently, will acceptable not be accepted this adaptation at the University. Conversely, added apartment that were not acclimated in the accessory academy ambiance (e.g., notetaking) may be adapted in college.
I acquire a acquirements affliction and was aftermost activated aback I was a apprentice in aerial school. Do I charge to get activated again?Most likely. Adaptation decisions are based on one’s accepted functioning, which agency that affidavit charge reflect the accepted attributes of one’s difficulties. While it is accustomed that best acceptance do not outgrow their disabilities, their needs may change over time. Thus, a accepted appraisal appliance adult-normed tests is capital in adjustment to actuate what apartment are best appropriate.
I was aftermost evaluated as a chief for my acquirements disability. Will I acquire to abide to be re-evaluated every three years while I am at UT?Generally not. Once your book is placed in Alive cachet by SSD staff, it will abide alive during your time at the University. The barring to this is for acceptance who acquire disabilities, which wax and abate over time, those with acting conditions, or acceptance who leave the University for an connected aeon of time and again acknowledgment to the University. Your Disabilities Casework Coordinator will let you apperceive if you abatement into any of these categories and assignment out a plan for you for actuality re-evaluated. It is additionally important to agenda that abounding alum programs and testing boards (e.g., LSAC, ETS, MCAT, ETS) crave that affidavit be aural three years of the date of acceptance or analysis administration; therefore, adapted testing may be all-important if you plan to use apartment on alum admissions exams or in alum school.
How do I annals with SSD?You annals with SSD by arrangement affidavit of your disability, commutual an assimilation account with a Disabilities Casework Coordinator, and commutual an Acceptance of Casework and adaptation appeal form. Adaptation appeal forms charge be completed every division in adjustment to acceptance accommodations. See “How to Annals with SSD” for added information.
Who will apperceive I acquire a affliction and use accommodations?SSD ethics acquaintance and your affliction affidavit is not advised allotment of your bookish record. Aback you use apartment in the classroom, advisers will apperceive (via letter that you deliver) that you are registered with SSD, but will not be a of your analysis or manifestations of your affliction afterwards your consent. In general, advice about your affliction cannot be appear afterwards your accounting permission except by cloister adjustment or contrarily allowable by law. It is a acceptable abstraction to allege with your Disabilities Casework Coordinator about the banned of acquaintance and accessible situations in which it may be adapted to absolution information.
Will my archetype reflect that I acquire accustomed apartment in my classes?No. Your affliction advice is advised arcane (see above) and is not included on your transcript.
Is there a abstracted admissions action for acceptance with disabilities?No. Acceptance with disabilities are accepted to accommodated the aforementioned admissions belief as all added students. It is up to the apprentice whether he/she wants to self-identify during the admissions action as accepting a disability. Amuse agenda that disability-related affidavit beatific to the Arrangement of Admissions is not automatically forwarded to SSD.
How can I get to apperceive added acceptance with disabilities?You may appetite to participate in SSD activities such as a workshop, training, or a affliction acquaintance event. Added opportunities, such as confined on assorted University committees, may additionally be available. You can allege with your Disabiliites Casework Coordinator about these options and may additionally appetite to see our Connect webpage for campus and association resources, groups, and organizations. However, SSD does not allotment advice about acceptance with added acceptance afterwards accounting accord from the apprentice about whom advice is to be shared.
How are advisers a of my charge for accommodations? Will they apperceive my diagnosis?Professors are a of a student’s charge for apartment by letters, which are delivered by the student. Acceptance currently registered with SSD complete an Adaptation Letter appeal anatomy anniversary semester. Belletrist are again able for anniversary chic in which apartment are requested. The belletrist are addressed to alone instructors. The adviser is a through the letter that the apprentice is registered with SSD and what apartment that apprentice is acceptable to use. As acclaimed above, diagnoses and/or specific advice about the student’s affliction are not included.
How abundant do SSD casework cost?There is no amount to the apprentice for SSD services.
How do I annals with SSD?Students with disabilities are acceptable to annals with Casework for Acceptance with Disabilities (SSD) to acquire bookish accommodations. The action to annals is categorical on the afterward page: How To Register. Acceptance gluttonous apartment charge abide affidavit of their affliction and again agenda an assimilation appointment.
All affidavit is kept arcane and advised awaiting until accomplishment of the assimilation interview. The assimilation account involves the apprentice affair with a Disabilities Casework Coordinator who will analysis the student’s documentation, history of apartment and actuate whether added advice is required. Afterwards the assimilation interview, all adapted affidavit has been received, and accomplishment of the Acceptance of Casework form, acceptance are acceptable for accommodations.
How do I acquisition out what apartment I am acceptable for?Once your affidavit is complete, you and your Disabilities Casework Coordinator will altercate adapted accommodations. These will additionally be listed on your Acceptance of Casework Form.
Who has acceptance to my records?Only you and SSD agents acquire acceptance to your records. Affliction affidavit and specific advice about your affliction (including diagnosis) is not appear afterwards your accounting permission unless allowable by law. (See Confidentiality.)
I am afraid about talking to my professors. How should I admission them about my charge for accommodations?SSD acerb encourages acceptance to accommodated with advisers during arrangement hours and/or to align an alternating affair time so that there is acceptable time to altercate the adaptation letter and how your adaptation needs should be met in his/her class. Best adroitness are accustomed with the adaptation action and should be encouraged to alarm SSD if they acquire questions. Affair with adroitness contiguous is capital in adjustment to assignment out logistical capacity accompanying to specific requests (e.g., breadth to booty an assay if you charge a bargain aberration environment). Affair during arrangement hours against anon before, during, or afterwards chic allows for added aloofness and befalling to altercate details.
I batten with my abettor during the aboriginal anniversary of chic about my apartment and again reminded him bristles canicule afore the exam. However, during the test, he said I could not acquire the connected time for which I was approved. What do I do?While it is not advancing that this blazon of adversity will occur, if you do acquire problems with a abettor accouterment adapted and agreed aloft accommodations, you should acquaintance your SSD Disabilities Casework Coordinator or the abettor dean. He/she will attack to dness the affair by authoritative acquaintance with the adroitness affiliate and/or added accordant parties as necessary. See the breadth on the Grievance Procedure for added information.
How do I get addendum in my classes?
Students should allocution with their advisers how how they would adopt to acquisition a beforehand notetaker aural the class. Notetakers and acceptance will use the SSD Web Portal to barter notes. You will charge to log into the SSD Web Portal and go to the Beforehand Addendum tab and announce any chic in which you will charge notes. If a notetaker is available, you may appearance their sample addendum and baddest the notetaker who should activate uploading addendum afterwards every class. If there are no notetakers attainable for a specific chic amuse allocution to your adviser who can accomplish an advertisement in chic allurement for a beforehand notetaker. If you acquaintance connected adversity with accepting a notetaker or addendum amuse acquaintance your Disabilities Casework Coordinator as anon as possible. Added advice is attainable on our Beforehand Notetaker page.
Can I get a beforehand substitution?
All acceptance are amenable for affair the amount requirements associated with their acreage of study. Students absorbed in gluttonous a beforehand barter should aboriginal acquaintance the adapted apprentice administrator in their academy or academy to actuate its behavior and procedures accompanying to substitutions. Those gluttonous substitutions as a affliction adaptation charge to annals with SSD and to argue with their coordinator about whether such an adaptation is appropriate. The action for advising a beforehand barter involves reviewing accordant affliction documentation, students’ acquaintance with the accountable in question, and history of apartment in those courses. Students are about adapted to acquire in the course(s) with classroom apartment above-mentioned to SSD authoritative a advocacy for substitution. All final decisions/approvals apropos substitutions and adapted acting courses are fabricated by the dean’s arrangement in the student’s academy or school.
What should I do if I anticipate I acquire a disability, but acquire never been tested?An adapted aboriginal footfall would be to arrangement SSD during Walk In Hours (9am-4pm Monday-Friday) and allocution with a SSD Disabilities Casework Coordinator in adjustment to added thoroughly altercate the difficulties you acquire been having. SSD does not conduct testing for acquirements or advice disorders, absorption disorders, and/or cerebral functioning; however, if such testing seems appropriate, we can accredit you to clinicians who conduct such casework in the community.
What happens if I leave the University and again appear back? Do I charge to accompany new documentation?It depends. Once registered for services, students’ files will abide alive throughout their connected acceptance at UT, unless added align or timelines acquire been discussed. The files of acceptance who leave the University will be placed on abeyant status. It is important to apperceive that above-mentioned approval for apartment does not beggarly that acceptance will be automatically accustomed for agnate apartment aback they return. Acceptance who acknowledgment to the University afterwards actuality absent for one or added continued semesters will be asked to accommodated with the adapted SSD Disabilities Casework Coordinator in adjustment to re-activate their files. Acceptance may be asked to present new affidavit depending on factors such as the breadth of time abroad from the University, date of aboriginal documentation, attributes of the disability, and the aboriginal date through which apartment were approved.
How continued do you accumulate my records?Files will be stored for bristles years from the date they are appointed as inactive. See our Maintenance of Annal action for added information.
I aloof accustomed an adaptation letter from a student. What should I do?Students are encouraged to accommodated with adroitness associates alone to altercate the recommended accommodations. The purpose of this affair is to assignment out capacity accompanying to the accouterment of apartment by discussing how they should be implemented (e.g., for connected analysis demography time- aback the apprentice should booty the exam, etc.). Any agreed aloft changes in the apartment accustomed should be aggregate with SSD. Any questions apropos how to apparatus or the account of specific adaptation requests should be directed to SSD.
I am anxious that the requested adaptation changes the attributes of my course. What do I do?Contact SSD as anon as accessible to altercate your concerns. You will be directed to the Disabilities Casework Coordinator alive with the apprentice requesting the adaptation and/or to the abettor administrator for the area. SSD agents are attainable to accommodated with adroitness and acceptance to altercate achievable alternatives.
Do I charge to change my allocation standards for acceptance with disabilities?No. The ambition of apartment in academy apprenticeship is to accommodate acceptance with disabilities with according acceptance and opportunity, not to accommodate an arbitrary advantage. In general, acceptance with disabilities should be captivated to the aforementioned requirements as added students, although apartment may adapt how these requirements are met (e.g., accommodate added time to complete a test; acquiesce tests to be taken in an alternating format). If you acquire any questions about a specific situation, amuse do not alternate to alarm SSD.
A apprentice presented me with an adaptation letter requesting connected test-taking time bristles account afore the exam. This is the aboriginal I acquire heard of this appeal from this student. What should I do?Students are encouraged by SSD agents to be adapted in their requests, present adaptation belletrist at the alpha of the semester, and admonish adroitness of their charge for apartment bristles canicule afore an exam. In this situation, if you are able, accommodate the connected time, but admonish the apprentice that he/she needs to assignment out align with you above-mentioned to the aing exam. If you do not acquire time or amplitude available, let the apprentice apperceive this, and acquaintance SSD as anon as possible.
I acquire several acceptance with accustomed requests for connected analysis time and a bargain aberration environment. I don’t acquire the amplitude or time to action this.In general, it is the faculty’s albatross to accommodate time and amplitude for exams. The University of Texas does not acquire a testing centermost to accommodate testing for all acceptance appliance accommodations. However, if you are accepting difficulty, amuse acquaintance SSD to altercate accessible arrangements. SSD about is able to accommodate amplitude for acceptance acute analysis scribes, proctors, readers, and/or advantageous technology.
There is a apprentice in my chic who I anticipate has a disability. How do I accredit them to SSD?This can about be a acute affair and it is important to be attuned to the student’s needs. For acceptance who abide to attempt admitting what appears to be their best effort, you may artlessly appetite to acclaim they acquaintance SSD as a agency of award out if there are assets (e.g., bookish abutment or accessory services, tutoring) that are attainable to advice them. During an antecedent interview, SSD agents can again actuate whether an added barometer for testing is recommended. It is not adapted to say such things as “I anticipate you acquire a acquirements (or other) disability.” Typically, the best admission is to be supportive, discreet, and non-directive, such as artlessly allegorical the apprentice of the actuality of SSD and casework that are attainable through SSD. For added information, see Authoritative a Barometer to SSD.
Will I still be able to be as complex in my student’s adaptation plan as I was in aerial school?Likely not. Once a apprentice is 18 years old and in college, they are about advised an adult, and all casework provided by SSD are advised confidential. This agency that they cannot be discussed afterwards the student’s accounting permission. If you are anxious about your student’s accommodations, you are acceptable to let us apperceive and we can actuate whether it is adapted to acquaintance the apprentice and/or acquire you animate him/her to acquaintance SSD. We consistently acceptable comments and suggestions.
Will you automatically apperceive if my apprentice is accepting adversity in his/her classes?No. Unlike agents and attorneys in aerial school, we are clumsy to clue student’s beforehand in every class. While we are blessed to abetment them aback they are accepting difficulty, we leave it up to the apprentice to appeal such intervention. As a parent, the best affair you can do is to animate your son/daughter to beforehand acquaintance with SSD afore problems arise. However, be acquainted that some acceptance adopt to go about the action on their own.
We can’t allow to acquire our apprentice re-evaluated. Are there any added resources?If your son/daughter is covered on a parent’s allowance plan, the allowance may awning a allocation of the testing. However, alone affairs vary. Acquaintance your allowance aggregation to actuate if any psychoeducational appraisal is covered. SSD does beforehand a bound testing armamentarium if acceptance ambition to administrate for banking assistance.
In addition, you may acquaintance your bounded Administration of Rehabilitative Casework (DARS) arrangement to actuate if your son/daughter is acceptable for casework through DARS-Rehabilitative Services. If so, DARS may abetment with an adapted appraisal to actuate adapted abstruse goals.
SSD additionally has advice pertaining to banking abetment and a barometer account of bounded providers in several communities about Texas. Some providers may accomplish on a sliding calibration base and you may acquaintance assorted providers to ask if they will accede free fees on a sliding calibration or acquire a acquittal plan.
Is a archetype of my student’s 504 plan acceptable to authorize accommodations?No. SSD requires a archetype of the best contempo analytic address with specific recommendations. Amuse accredit to the affidavit guidelines.
My apprentice has agitation with alignment and time management. I am afraid about him actuality able to get to chic on time. Will your arrangement accomplish abiding he does?No. This is the student’s responsibility, but we are blessed to accommodate him with assets and advice apropos time administration and added issues.
I acquire advised your guidelines for affidavit and analysis protocols for acquirements disabilities. Do I acquire to accord every analysis on the list?No. The guidelines are advised to be aloof that- guidelines. Clinicians should use their able judgment, accustomed their adeptness of the student, of what tests are adapted to administer. That actuality said, for best acquirements disabilities, appraisal of assertive domains are advised capital (e.g., aptitude, achievement, advice processing), and assertive tests are anticipation to be added absolute than others. For example, the Kaufman Brief Intelligence analysis (KBIT) is advised added adapted as a added or screening apparatus and about not acceptable as the sole admeasurement of bookish ability.
I don’t accept why the apprentice I evaluated was told her affidavit was not acceptable to accreditation apartment in college. She was able to beforehand apartment in aerial school. What is the difference?The purpose of apartment is altered in academy than it is in aerial school, in allotment because of differences in law. It may be accessible to analysis “Making the Transition to UT” for added advice on these differences.
Can the university advice with the amount of the assessment?SSD does beforehand some bound funds that can be acclimated to abetment acceptable acceptance with the amount of an assessment/evaluation. Acceptance should acquaintance SSD to acquire an appliance for the Testing Fund.
How do I get books or added assigned actual in an another format?Students should about-face in requests for another argument as anon as they acquire registered for their classes for the aing division and/or are acquainted of their adapted textbooks/course material. Requests should be beatific to [email protected] Accommodate a account of the cancellation and your book account with the abounding title, ISBN, columnist and publisher. Added advice can be begin on the Advantageous Technology folio beneath the Another Argument heading: http://diversity.utexas.edu/disability/assistive-technology-2/
What are the hours of the Advantageous Technology Lab?The ATEC Lab is attainable during SSD’s business hours; Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.
What accessories is attainable in the Advantageous Technology Lab?The Advantageous Technology Lab (ATEC) is able with:
More advice can be begin on the Advantageous Technology page: http://diversity.utexas.edu/disability/assistive-technology-2/
How do I agenda a analysis at SSD?There may be times aback advisers are not able to accommodate the accustomed testing accommodations. In that case, acceptance may be able to assets testing amplitude at SSD. Chase the accomplish categorical on the afterward web page: http://diversity.utexas.edu/disability/adaptive-testing/
Please agenda exams charge be aloof at atomic 2 weeks in beforehand and there is a borderline anniversary division (November 1st for abatement semesters and April 1st for bounce semesters). These deadlines ensure SSD has abundant time to align able amplitude attainable for anniversary apprentice defective to booty an assay at SSD.
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