Procedures for Initiating a Request for Services/Accommodations

Procedures for Initiating a Request for Services/Accommodations

Students with disabilities who wish to access services may initiate their requests by contacting Cynthia S. Buckley, Assistant Vice President for Administrative Affairs /Director of Human Resources, Page Hall, room 222 Office: (405) 466-3204, Fax: (405) 466-6002, csbuckley@langston.edu. A qualified person with a disability is: an individual who, with or without reasonable modifications to rules, policies, or practices, the removal of architectural, communication, or transportation barriers, or the provision of auxiliary aids and services, meets the essential eligibility requirements for the receipt of services or the participation in programs or activities provided by a public entity. Students must provide documentation of their disability and their need for accommodation before receiving services. In the case of a medical, physical, or psychological disability, students should submit documentation from a qualified professional stating:

  1. The nature and severity of the disability,
  2. Current functional impact,
  3. The diagnostic procedures used, and
  4. Recommendations for assistance.

Students with Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder must submit documentation of an adult evaluation from one of two sources:

  • Students diagnosed prior to graduation from an accredited high school may submit the psycho educational evaluation (done at approximate age of 15 years old) on file at the respective high school or,
  • Students diagnosed after the completion of high school must submit a psycho educational evaluation performed by an appropriately qualified professional.
    Students must complete and sign the following forms to initiate their requests for services: Service Intake Form Request for Accommodations Form Authorization for Release of Confidential Information Form Disability Disclosure Form All requests for accommodations and services must be accompanied by appropriate documentations of disability (documentation by a licensed medical professional or licensed psychologist) and submitted to the ADA Compliance Office. Additional documentation may include academic history (transcripts from Langston University and/or previous institutions). All requests for services must be initiated at the beginning of each semester, or at the end of the previous semester to ensure timely provision of the necessary accommodations.
    Students must identify themselves to their instructors to facilitate implementation of the identified classroom accommodations. The ADA Compliance Office will officially communicate with the instructors of the student via a memorandum regarding the requested accommodations. Consultation among the student, his/her instructor(s), and the ADA Compliance Office may be necessary for some accommodations. Each student is encouraged to act as his/her own advocate and has the major responsibility for securing assistance. Early and regular contact with the ADA Compliance Office will help ensure the timely identification and provision of services and accommodations.
    Students who believe they received inappropriate and/or inadequate services have the right to file an incident report with the ADA Compliance Office using the Incident Report Form. Students are encouraged to file the report with the ADA Compliance Office within five working days of the incident, if possible. All Incident Report Forms are kept confidential. Students will receive a written response from the ADA Compliance Office upon the completion of the Office’s investigation of all allegations. As part of the incident report form students are encouraged to recommend options to help rectify the issues of concern. Incident Report Form ADA Handbook 2014-2015 All students will be given a copy of the ADA Handbook and will be required to sign the Receipt of Student Disability Services Handbook Waiver For more information, return to Student Disability Services.
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