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Accessibility Resource Center (Special Needs, Disability Services)

Eder Hall 203 | (816) 271-4330 | arc@missouriwestern.edu

Accessibility Resource Center (Special Needs, Disability Services)2019-03-29T15:01:08-05:00

If you are a disabled student attending MWSU and need to make a disability disclosure for the purpose of requesting accommodations, you will need to: 1) print the form below, 2) fill out your section, 3) have the person who diagnosed your disability fill out their section, and 4) return the completed from to the ARC. Once we have the completed form, we will review your request for accommodations as quickly as possible. Once we have reviewed your documentation and made a determination as to the reasonableness of your request, you will receive your accommodation letter in your MWSU email. You will need to follow the instructions given to you at the time you receive your accommodation letter. Your instructors will not know you need accommodations unless you provide them with a copy of your accommodation letter. Doing this during the first week of each semester is highly recommended. If you have any questions about this form, do not hesitate to contact us.

This form can be made available in Braille upon request.

Disability Disclosure and Accommodation Form

If a student does not have documentation supporting a diagnosed disability, they should contact Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation to inquire about qualifying for a free evaluation. To qualify for Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation services, a student must be a resident of the state of Missouri. The phone number for the Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation regional office in St. Joseph is (816) 387-2280. Students from other states should check with the Vocational Rehabilitation (or similar) agency in their home state regarding an evaluation.

If you are a disabled student attending MWSU and need to make a disability disclosure for the purpose of requesting accommodations, you will need to: 1) print the form below, 2) fill out your section, 3) have the person who diagnosed your disability fill out their section, and 4) return the completed from to the ARC. Once we have the completed form, we will review your request for accommodations as quickly as possible. Once we have reviewed your documentation and made a determination as to the reasonableness of your request, you will receive your accommodation letter in your MWSU email. You will need to follow the instructions given to you at the time you receive your accommodation letter. Your instructors will not know you need accommodations unless you provide them with a copy of your accommodation letter. Doing this during the first week of each semester is highly recommended. If you have any questions about this form, do not hesitate to contact us.

This form can be made available in Braille upon request.

Disability Disclosure and Accommodation Form

If a student does not have documentation supporting a diagnosed disability, they should contact Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation to inquire about qualifying for a free evaluation. To qualify for Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation services, a student must be a resident of the state of Missouri. The phone number for the Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation regional office in St. Joseph is (816) 387-2280. Students from other states should check with the Vocational Rehabilitation (or similar) agency in their home state regarding an evaluation.

Helpful Hint – Keeping a copy of your accommodation letter on your phone or desktop will save you a trip to the ARC at the beginning of each semester.

If you are a disabled student attending MWSU and need to make a disability disclosure for the purpose of requesting accommodations, you will need to: 1) print the form below, 2) fill out your section, 3) have the person who diagnosed your disability fill out their section, and 4) return the completed from to the ARC. Once we have the completed form, we will review your request for accommodations as quickly as possible. Once we have reviewed your documentation and made a determination as to the reasonableness of your request, you will receive your accommodation letter in your MWSU email. You will need to follow the instructions given to you at the time you receive your accommodation letter. Your instructors will not know you need accommodations unless you provide them with a copy of your accommodation letter. Doing this during the first week of each semester is highly recommended. If you have any questions about this form, do not hesitate to contact us.

This form can be made available in Braille upon request.

Disability Disclosure and Accommodation Form

If a student does not have documentation supporting a diagnosed disability, they should contact Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation to inquire about qualifying for a free evaluation. To qualify for Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation services, a student must be a resident of the state of Missouri. The phone number for the Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation regional office in St. Joseph is (816) 387-2280. Students from other states should check with the Vocational Rehabilitation (or similar) agency in their home state regarding an evaluation.

Helpful Hint – Keeping a copy of your accommodation letter on your phone or desktop will save you a trip to the ARC at the beginning of each semester.

The purpose of an accommodation, within the context of higher education and disability, is to remove a barrier that prevents a student with a disability from having equal access to the same opportunities readily available to their peers. The vast majority of requested accommodations are determined to be reasonable. Only when an accommodation would place an undue financial or administrative burden on the University as a whole and/or create a fundamental change in the nature of a program or service, would the accommodation be considered unreasonable.

If you are a disabled student attending MWSU and need to make a disability disclosure for the purpose of requesting accommodations, you will need to: 1) print the form below, 2) fill out your section, 3) have the person who diagnosed your disability fill out their section, and 4) return the completed from to the ARC. Once we have the completed form, we will review your request for accommodations as quickly as possible. Once we have reviewed your documentation and made a determination as to the reasonableness of your request, you will receive your accommodation letter in your MWSU email. You will need to follow the instructions given to you at the time you receive your accommodation letter. Your instructors will not know you need accommodations unless you provide them with a copy of your accommodation letter. Doing this during the first week of each semester is highly recommended. If you have any questions about this form, do not hesitate to contact us.

This form can be made available in Braille upon request.

Disability Disclosure and Accommodation Form

If a student does not have documentation supporting a diagnosed disability, they should contact Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation to inquire about qualifying for a free evaluation. To qualify for Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation services, a student must be a resident of the state of Missouri. The phone number for the Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation regional office in St. Joseph is (816) 387-2280. Students from other states should check with the Vocational Rehabilitation (or similar) agency in their home state regarding an evaluation.

Helpful Hint – Keeping a copy of your accommodation letter on your phone or desktop will save you a trip to the ARC at the beginning of each semester.

Adaptive Technology
Adaptive Technology is your resource for accessible textbooks and course materials as well as adaptive hardware, software and tech. support.
Contact:
Michelle Traster, Adaptive Technology Specialist
adapt@missouriwestern.edu
(816) 271-5932
Hearnes Center, Suite 149

Admissions
The office of Admissions is your first stop when applying to become a student at MWSU.
Contact:
Peggy Payne, Director
admissions@missouriwestern.edu
(816) 271-4266
Eder Hall, Suite 101

ATLAS
The ATLAS program provides advising, tutoring, learning and academic support.
Contact:
Elaine Bryant, Director
atlas@missouriwestern.edu
(816) 271-5636
Eder Hall, Suite 201

Counseling Center
The Counseling Center is designed to help students with problems, both academic and personal, that might interfere with their educational pursuits.
Contact:
Dave Brown, Director
browndav@missouriwestern.edu
(816) 271-4327
Eder Hall, Suite 203

Financial Aid
The office of Financial Aid is your one stop for exploring all of the options available for paying for college.
Contact:
Marilyn Baker, Director
finaid@missouriwestern.edu
(816) 271-4361
Eder Hall, Suite 103

Health Center
The Health Center provides comprehensive medical services.
Contact:
Pam Esely, Administrative Coordinator
health@missouriwestern.edu
(816) 271-4495
Blum Union, Suite 203

Contact:

Mike Ritter
(816) 271-4330
arc@missouriwestern.edu