Where is ODS located?
We are located in Room 106B in the main academic building.
When is ODS open?
During the academic year, staff are available weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment.
Is an appointment needed?
Appointments are advisable, but not necessarily required. If staff members are available, we’re always happy to meet with students. An appointment is required for the intake interview.
What is necessary to receive services?
Students must contact and register with ODS, provide appropriate documentation, and agree to accept the responsibilities outlined in the Student Responsibilities Contract.
What documentation is required?
Students must provide a current (within 5 years) diagnostic statement and evaluation by an appropriate professional that makes evident the current impact of the disability and includes recommendations and a rationale for appropriate accommodations.
What types of accommodations are given?
Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis and vary according to individual needs. Some of the more common accommodations include extended test time, tests taken in a distraction-reduced room, tests and classroom materials provided in an alternative format, and notetaking assistance.
How are instructors notified of accommodations?
After reviewing the documentation and meeting with the student, ODS will provide letters outlining approved accommodations for the student to give to instructors. It is the student’s responsibility to discuss implementation of the accommodations with the instructors.
Do I need to register every semester?
No. One registration covers your LCN career. However, you will need to meet with ODS every semester to update documentation of disabilities that may change over time, provide current contact information, and discuss appropriate accommodations for the current semester’s courses.