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Student Responsibilities

As a student seeking reasonable accommodations based on a disability, the student must contact the Accessibility Services Center to formally request services and reasonable accommodations. Once the connection is made, the interactive process will begin to formulate an individual accommodation plan.

The student must self-identify to the center in advance, or as soon as possible, once the disability is identified and when seeking all accommodations in courses including the classroom and clinical experience settings. Accommodations are not retroactive.

A student must provide appropriate documentation by a treating provider that contain the diagnosis, functional limitations caused by diagnosis, recommendations for accommodation and written on official letterhead from the provider's office.

The student must self-disclose to the center if changes in accommodations are necessary.

The student must follow the specific procedures outlined in the accommodation request process provided by the center for obtaining appropriate accommodations, modifications and/auxiliary aides.

The student must understand that accommodations plans may need to be modified for the clinical training components of a particular UNMC academic program. Students who anticipate a need for modified accommodations during clinical training should contact the center as soon as possible in advance of the clinical experience. 


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Accommodation Request Process

Step 1: Register with the center by completing and submitting the Self-Identification Form

Completing the Self-Identification Form helps the center to determine a student's particular needs and individual requests.

Step 2: Submit documentation related to the diagnosis

Documentation must contain your diagnosis, functional limitations caused by diagnosis, recommendations for accommodation and written on official letterhead from the provider's office. Documentation can be emailed to UNMCASC@unmc.edu or faxed to 402-559-9671.

The center has the ability to request additional documentation if the original documentation provided is not sufficient to determine reasonable accommodations by requesting your provider to complete the Provider Evaluation Form. 

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Step 3: Schedule an intake meeting with our staff

During this meeting our staff will continue the interactive process to decide reasonable accommodations based on the student's request for accommodations and documentation provided.

If necessary, the student and Accessibility Services Center staff member will develop an accommodation plan.

Step 4: Distribute and discuss accommodation plans with appropriate faculty/staff within your program

It is the student's responsibility to continue to inform their faculty each semester of accommodations.

If changes are needed, the student is required to work with staff to update and change accommodation plans accordingly