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Student Disability Services
Welcome to Student Disability Services office at UConn, Stamford. We welcome all students studying at the Stamford Campus during the school year as well as summer sessions to visit our office to discuss how we might help them towards academic success and campus participation.The University of Connecticut is committed to achieving equal educational opportunity and full participation for persons with disabilities. It is the policy that no qualified person be excluded from participating in any University program or activity, be denied the benefits of any University program or activity, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination with regard to any University program or activity. This policy derives from the commitment to non-discrimination for all persons in employment, access to facilities, student programs, activities and services.Achieving full participation and integration of people with disabilities requires the cooperative efforts of the departments, offices and personnel. To this end, the University will continue to strive to achieve excellence in its services and to assure that its services are delivered equitably and efficiently to all of its members.
Students are encouraged to self-identify on the Stamford Campus by speaking with the Disability Services Coordinator or Speaking with a member of the Student Services team. Students interested in receiving services should come to Student Services (room 201) to complete the Student Information Form. Please note that while some Stamford campus resources are different to those at Storrs, however all students receive the same level of accommodations, according to their needs and documentation.
Once a student has self-identified, a meeting will be arranged with the Disabilities Coordinator to review appropriate medical documentation and complete a Student Intake Form. Prior to the intake meeting, students should print out a copy of the Documentation Guidelines (found at: http://www.csd.uconn.edu/documentation_guidelines.html ) to hand to their health care professional so that their letters meet the University of Connecticut requirements.
While there is no deadline as to when this should be done, services take time to arrange. It is strongly suggested that students make requests before a semester starts or within the first two weeks of class. Some services, such as the coordination of sign language interpreters and requests for books on tape, require several weeks to arrange.
Intake forms and medical documentation will be kept on file in the Disability Services office at UConn Stamford and Storrs. Access to these files will be limited. Specific information on a student’s disability will only be shared with the student’s written permission and/or on a need-to-know basis. This information does not become part of a student’s transcript or permanent record. Students with questions about confidentiality should contact the Disability Services Coordinator.