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Going to college will most likely be a significant transition for you. For many students this is the first time they are separating from the family and moving towards independence. This is an exciting time but the transition can also bring up concerns for you as a student in a new environment. Students with disabilities benefit greatly from understanding what it means to transition to a university with a disability and what steps to take in order to receive support from Disability Resources for Students (DRS) at UWB. While the DRS office at UWB cannot promise you will succeed, we are committed to ensuring you have equal access to UWB programs and services, and facilitating you with opportunities for success.
You may also use the links below to navigate through the Prospective Students page regarding DRS services:
Here are some resources designed to help you make a smoother transition as well as information on how our office can help partner with you on your journey at UWB:
Getting Started with DRS Services
Disability Resources for Students (DRS) recognizes disability as an aspect of diversity that is integral to society and to our campus community.
DRS is always striving for greater collaboration with students, faculty, and staff in order to create usable, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable learning environments. There may be times when there are aspects of the instruction or design of your courses that result in barriers to your inclusion or to accurate assessment of achievement. When that is the case, the DRS staff will work with you to establish accommodations. Accommodations are put into place to minimize, or if possible, remove the access barrier.
Students with disabilities who anticipate barriers to full participation in courses are encouraged to meet with a DRS counselor to explore the possible accommodations and services that might be available. Newly admitted students should start this process as soon as they have received notice of admission. Students already enrolled, should start this process as soon as there is an anticipated need. Once accommodations are established, they are applied proactively rather than retroactively, so planning ahead is very important!
Submit documentation of your disability (information from your health care provider)
Review the DRS Documentation Guidelines as one part of the process for establishing your accommodations. If you have the documentation needed, complete the myDRS New Student Application and upload your information.
NOTE: If your disability is visible and the need for your requested accommodations can easily be established by your visible disability, documentation may not be needed.
If you are not sure you have the documentation you need or do not have documentation at all, you are welcome to either; attend, or phone into, a counselor on duty hour during the week; or schedule a phone or an in-person consultation meeting with a DRS counselor. These options can help to determine what documentation for your disability you may need to provide and resources available in the community who could assist you in obtaining the documentation.
Have more questions? Contact the manager of Veterans Services & Disability Resources for Students:
Rosa J. Liu, M.Ed.