Procedure for Requesting Accommodations
The Office of Accessibility Services is a resource for students with disabilities on La Roche’s campus. Students who feel they are in need of accommodations are invited to participate in an interactive process to determine any reasonable accommodations.
To work with our office, please provide current documentation no more than three years old that outlines:
- Your disability/medical condition
- How it affects your ability to participate in classes and other activities
- What accommodations are recommended by your diagnosing or treating professional
It is important that you provide this information as early as possible. We accept documentation at any time, but providing it early in the semester, or even before the semester begins, gives us ample time to review and make sure the appropriate accommodations are in place when the semester starts. This information is kept confidential, as your privacy is important to us.
Forms to Complete
All students requesting accommodations must meet with the Coordinator of Accessibility and Compliance for an intake interview. At this initial meeting, you will discuss:
- Your strengths
- Areas that need improvement
- How your disability impacts your daily life/functional limitations
- Possible services
- Your rights and responsibilities
Accommodations are always determined on an individual, case-by-case basis. After a plan for reasonable accommodations is determined, you and your professors will be given an accommodation letter outlining your supports. Additionally, you also are encouraged to communicate with your professors about your needs as appropriate.
Important Note: You must meet with the Coordinator of Accessibility and Compliance every semester in order to get an updated accommodation letter. Keep in mind that accommodations cannot be backdated or applied retroactively. Therefore, you are encouraged to meet with the Coordinator of Accessibility and Compliance as early as feasible.