ARC Intake Process
The ARC Counselor will engage the student in an interactive process to consider recommended reasonable accommodations necessary to enable the student to have an equal opportunity to benefit from services, programs, or activities at the University.
This process will include (as appropriate) the consideration of
- Documentation substantiating a request for particular accommodations;
- The student’s prior accommodations;
- Specific course or program requirements;
- Available course options or alternatives;
- Available accommodations, modifications, or auxiliary aids;
- A review of the nature and extent of the disability and the effect of the disability on performance within the course and/or the program.
The student and the ARC Counselor will review the information described above and discuss potential accommodations. The ARC Counselor will provide the student with information about how to access the accommodations, which have been deemed as reasonable and appropriate for the individual student.
* Note: It takes at minimum 1-2 weeks to process registration requests.
- Under some circumstances, the interactive process may include consultation with course instructors or specialists familiar with the student’s disability, where appropriate.
- The course instructors or specialists will be knowledgeable and informed about the nature of the student’s disability, and the effect of that disability on the student’s performance in all aspects of the program.
- The ARC will ensure that any determination regarding auxiliary aids and academic adjustments includes reasoned deliberation, consultation with course instructors or specialists familiar with the student’s disability, a review of course or program requirements, and available options and alternatives.
Accessibility Resource Center
The ARC has moved all operations online and staff are working remotely. ARC is open virtually Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. For assistance during business hours (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm):
- Call the front desk at 202.274.6417