- Personal Counseling
- Educational Counseling
- Disability Services
- Career Counseling
- Community Resources
UACCM Disability Services ensures that each student served receives an appropriate level of support, proper accommodations to equalize educational opportunities, and encouragement to meet the challenges of higher education. We are focused on providing appropriate individualized accommodations for the student while maintaining classroom integrity and vigorous learning experiences without alteration of course content. Students with a disability are not required to seek disability services at UACCM. However, if you want to use classroom and/or testing accommodations, you are required to meet with a Disability Coordinator to determine reasonable accommodations.
Reasonable accommodations are provided in college not to guarantee success, but to provide access and equal opportunity. Reasonable accommodations for persons with documented disabilities will be made, pursuant to federal and state law. It is the responsibility of the student to provide necessary documentation and/ or self-report individualized needs.
Students with a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are encouraged to speak with a Disability Service Coordinator. Under the ADA and Section 504, a person has a disability if he/she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of major life activities (walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working).
Each student has unique needs and services. These are determined on an individual basis by a disability coordinator. The following items are considered to determine eligibility of services:
- Your personal story and needs which are discussed in private with a disability coordinator.
- Self-reporting of accommodations used in elementary and/or high school.
- Self-reporting of present accommodations needed to provide equal opportunity and access at UACCM.
- Documentation of your disability, past accommodations, and/or a summary of your school performance (SOP). There are multiple forms of documentation and assessment reports which we will accept. There is no documentation time frame required if the disability is considered to be lifelong.
- Personal interview, observation, and interactions with the disability coordinator.
How do I register for and Receive Services?
Step 1. Contact the Counseling and Disability Services Office one of the following ways: drop-by the BTC Room 204, call 501-977-2095, or complete the Disability Intake Request Form, located under the Links section of this page, to schedule an appointment or speak with someone.
Step 2. Attend an intake appointment with a disability coordinator. For fully online students, you may discuss ways to best facilitate a meeting via telephone, e-mail, or online.
*It is helpful if you supply documentation you may have related to your disability and/or previous academic accommodations. If you do not have documentation and you are unable to explain your needs, the disability coordinator will discuss your next step. You may fax documents to 501-977-2107. Please do not e-mail documents.
Step 3. Once you receive an approved accommodation letter, you must inform your instructor(s) and discuss any details necessary to receive accommodations.
For students on-campus, you must return a signed copy of the accommodation letter to our office to receive alternate testing accommodations.
Fully on-line students must arrange testing accommodations with an approved testing site.
Step 4. Advocate for yourself with faculty members to ensure you receive approved accommodations.
Step 5. Check-in with disability services if you have additional needs or need to discuss your accommodations.
Personal Services Defined
Some modifications provided in high school are not considered reasonable accommodations at the collegiate level. Personal services are not provided by UACCM. Personal care services are allowed on campus and in the classroom; however, the student is responsible for securing such services and financial expenses occurred. Tutoring is offered for all students. Private tutoring is considered a personal service. The following services fall under personal care and are the student's responsibility:
- Private tutoring
- Individual instruction
- Personal aides or attendants
- Personal devices or equipment (e.g. eyeglasses, wheelchairs, hearing aids, guide animal, etc.)
- Diagnostic testing for a Learning Disability
- Personal transportation services