The services provided by The Center are for students with diagnosed disabilities that include, but are not limited to; learning disabilities (e.g.: reading, writing, math, memory, or processing disabilities), ADHD and ADD, physical disabilities, medical disabilities, blind or low vision, deaf or hard of hearing, speech disabilities, psychological or emotional disabilities, chronic health disorders, Aspergers, and other diagnosed disabilities.
Requesting program services or academic accomodations
- Make an appointment with an education specialist or the assistant director from The Center to discuss eligibility, program services and documentation expectations. Appointments may be made by calling 870-230-5475 or in person at the Technology Center Foster Hall Room 330
- Complete application available at The Center.
- Provide disability documentation to The Center. Please see documentation section below.
- Particiapte in an intake interview.
- Make a request for accommodations to The Center staff. Requests for accommodations are approved on a case-by-case basis.
- Once approved, a personal education plan for accommodations will be developed with you each semester.
Regular communication between the student and The Center is strongly encouraged. This will help us to ensure appropriate servicesand timely accommodations.
Requests for services and academic accomodations must be made each semester.
Federal law defines a disability as “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities (e.g.: walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning).”
The purpose of documentation is both to establish that a student has a disability, and to guide the student and staff member in determining what environmental changes and/or accommodations would be reasonable. This means that the documentation should go beyond stating a condition or disability. It should speak to the types of environments or situations that may present barriers to the student in a college setting.
A recent evaluation completed by an appropriate professional that describes the current impact of the disability.
Documentation should include (as it relates to your disability):
- A clear, diagnostic statement identifying the disability, date of the current diagnostic evaluation, and the date of the original diagnosis.
- A description of the diagnostic criteria and or diagnostic test(s) used.
- A description of the current functional impact of the disability.
- Treatments, medications, assistive devices/services currently prescribed or in use.
- A description of the expected progression and/or stability of the impact of the disability over time.
- The diagnosing professional’s credentials.
- Any additional information which would help support and address the need forrequested academic accommodations.
Henderson State University reserves the right to request additional documentation if deemed necessary.
Not sure if your medical condition and/or disorder is a disability or whether you have a need for services? We encourage you to come by and speak to one of our education specialists. We are located in the Technology Center Foster Hall Room 330