Counseling Services

Accommodations

UACCM Disability Services ensures that each student served receives individualized accommodations to equalize educational opportunities. 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 self-report individualized needs.

Students can seek services throughout the semester but we encourage students to register as soon as they’re admitted to start the accommodation process.

Qualifications

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. Your personal story as well as documentation are reviewed to determine eligibility for services.

Registering for 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

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. Check-in with disability services if you have additional needs or need to discuss your accommodations.

Counselors

Cody Davis, LPC

Director of Counseling and Disability Services

davisc@uaccm.edu

Abby Jones, CRC, LAC

Counselor and Disability Services Coordinator

jonesa@uaccm.edu