At UC, students are our first priority.
We strive to provide the best academic accommodations to all students registered with our office. One of our goals is providing services that allow you to take ownership of your own education and help you achieve the academic success you are capable of achieving, despite any challenges you face.
Disability Services Office Documentation Guidelines (pdf version)
In order for our office to provide the most appropriate, most reasonable accommodations, we would prefer to receive documentation that follows the guidelines listed below. Once the documentation is provided, an intake will follow to discuss the impact of the disability within the academic environment. Please review and contact our office if you have any questions or comments.
Documentation such as Individual Education Program (IEP), Summary of Performance (SOP), Teacher Observations, full psychological evaluations, psycho-educational evaluations (with test scores), physician’s medical records, etc., may be submitted to our offices for review. Documentation should be relevant and from a qualified professional or professionals that are licensed or credentialed with expertise in the diagnosed area of disability; i.e., a psychologist should not diagnose an orthopedic disability.
We prefer documentation (even from multiple sources) that offers the following information:
- A diagnosis of disability or impairment that limits a major life activity;
- A description of how the condition will impact the student within the academic environment;
- A listing of reasonable, appropriate accommodations that will lessen the impact of the disability within the academic setting.
NOTE: Disability Services maintains the ability to ask for more documentation to clarify how the disability will impact the student within the academic setting.
Documentation can be faxed or mailed (see below) to our office. Our fax number is: 513-556-1383. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at 513-556-6823. Thank you.
Your responsibilities as a DSO student
After your intake interview, you will begin receiving the appropriate accommodations.
After a few weeks, meet with your accommodation coordinator for a progress check to evaluate your situation and make adjustments as necessary.
At the beginning of each term, pick up your accommodation form during the first week of classes.
If you have academic problems or other concerns, make an appointment with your accommodation coordinator as soon as possible.
Keep your contact information updated with our office.
Listed below are descriptions of some of the academic accommodations we provide. This list is not exhaustive, and you may receive other accommodations that are not listed. Your accommodations coordinator will work with you to determine the best accommodation(s) based on your needs. Please note that it is your responsibility to use the accommodations and to follow our guidelines for each accommodation (listed in italics).