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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)2019-03-22T19:27:12+00:00

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. This form can be made available in Braille upon request. If you have any questions about this form, do not hesitate to contact us.

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.

Students with disabilities are not required to disclose to the University that they have a disability unless they need to request an accommodation. To request accommodations, a student will need to complete and submit the Disability Disclosure and Accommodation Form. Once we have reviewed the completed form and made a determination as to the reasonableness of the requested accommodations, the student will receive their accommodation letter via MWSU email. Accommodation letters do not expire (unless the student’s disability is temporary) and the same letter can be used throughout the time the student is enrolled at MWSU. At the beginning of each semester (preferably during the first week of classes) the student will need to provide a copy of their accommodation letter to each of their instructors.

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 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 made a determination as to the reasonableness of your request, you will receive your accommodation letter in your MWSU email. This form can be made available in Braille upon request. If you have any questions about this form, do not hesitate to contact us.

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.

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 made a determination as to the reasonableness of your request, you will receive your accommodation letter in your MWSU email. This form can be made available in Braille upon request. If you have any questions about this form, do not hesitate to contact us.

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.

Students with disabilities are held to the exact same standards as all other students.

With regard to the Student Code of Conduct, students with disabilities are accountable for their actions.

With regard to academic standards, students with disabilities are required to meet the same standards as their peers.

With regard to academic success, we have every expectation that students with disabilities will perform as well in the classroom as their peers.

With regard to student engagement, we encourage students to become actively involved in student organizations, extracurricular activities and volunteer opportunities available within the St. Joseph community.

Contact

Accessibility Resource Center
Eder 203
(816) 271-4330
arc@missouriwestern.edu

Griffon Testing Center
Eder 208
gtc@missouriwestern.edu

Adaptive Technology Services
Hearnes 149
271-5932

Instructional Media Center
Hearnes 149
271-5661