Getting Started

In order for a person to be eligible for services, the following requirements must be met:

  1. Apply and be admitted to Prairie View A&M University undergraduate or graduate program.
  2. Provide current and comprehensive documentation of a disability to the Office of Disability Services.
  3. Register with the Office of Disability Services to initiate accommodations.
  4. Work as a full-time, part-time, or adjunct employee of the University.

Intake Procedures

A student must self-identify with the Office of Disability Services each semester or session for which you are seeking accommodations.

  • Provide current documentation from a professional qualified to diagnose the specific disability.
  • The Director of Disability Services must review all documentation and determine whether the student is eligible to receive services.
  • Reasonable and appropriate accommodations are determined by the student and the Disability Services Director based on documented needs and functional limitations of the individual.
  • Students are responsible for meeting with their instructors (employees with their supervisors) to discuss accommodations and provide them with a letter written by the Director of Disability Services which will list recommended accommodations.
  •  The letter written by the Director of Disability Services will list recommendations for accommodations.
  • The letter from the Office of Disability Services is provided to the instructor by the student.
  • Letters of Accommodation may be re-evaluated with input from the instructor, the student, or additional documentation.  The aim is to encourage self-advocacy skills in the individual with a disability and to include the faculty member or supervisor in the accommodations plan.
  • Accommodation letters must be requested, reviewed, and reissued each semester the student expects to receive services.
  • FERPA, HIPPA and all other laws of confidentiality are observed strictly.  All individuals seeking services must sign a release of information statement which promotes dialogue among office staff, the student, and the instructor or service provider on a need-to-know basis.

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