The Disability Resource Center (DRC), located in the Guerrieri Student Union Building, Room 263, provides guidance, access to resources, and coordinates accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Such disabilities include: learning disabilities, deaf/hard of hearing, blind/low vision, mobility limitations, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), psychiatric disorders, and medical disabilities.
Services offered by the DRC include those related to exam accommodations, alternative media, sign language interpretation/transcription, assistive technology training, voter registration assistance, and counseling services.
In addition, the DRC assists prospective students with learning about the services made available to them, how new students request accommodations, specific accommodations, documentation requirements, and coordination with other campus offices, as needed.
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Students requesting accommodations, modifications, aids, and/or services need to complete a two-step process. Students need to be aware that depending upon the specific accommodations they are requesting, four weeks or more may be needed to arrange for these accommodations. It is recommended that students request accommodations a minimum of five weeks prior to the onset of their first semester. However, students may submit updated documentation and request accommodations and modifications at any time during their enrollment at the University.
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In order to request disability services, the student is required to provide documentation of his/her disability. The Disability Resource Center (DRC) reserves the right to request additional information needed to consider requested accommodations/services. The documentation provided will be reviewed as a part of the interactive process with the student.
All documentation submitted should be prepared by a qualified professional. A qualified professional is defined as an individual who is licensed or is a formally recognized expert in the medical, psychological, and/or educational field with the authority to make diagnoses and/or recommendations in their specific field of practice. Documentation may include assessments, reports, and/or letters from qualified health care providers, psychologists, or diagnosticians, and/or information form a previous school (e.g. 504 plan, or IEP). In order to ensure an objective assessment, the professional completing the evaluation must be an impartial individual who is not related to the student.
Obvious Disability: If the student's disability and the necessity for the accommodation are obvious (e.g. a student with a physical disability using a wheelchair needs an accessible room), the student need only will explain what type of accommodation they are requesting. No verification of disability and/or necessity is required under these circumstances.
Suggested Documentation Elements
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Temporary medical conditions such as injuries, surgeries, or acute illnesses may not qualify as permanent disabling conditions. The DRC does provide assistance to students and guidance on working with a temporary medical condition while attending Salisbury University. The DRC recognizes that these situations often impact students’ ability to attend classes and complete work effectively.
How to get Temporary Accommodations
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