Step-by-Step Guide to Request Reasonable Accommodations
Step 1 - Register with the Accessibility Resources Center
Register with the Accessibility Resources center by requesting and completing an ARC Intake Form and submitting the appropriate documentation of a disability. Verification forms for the purpose of documenting a psychiatric/emotional disorder or ADHD are also available to assist you with providing appropriate documentation. For all forms and information requests, email ARC at AccessibilityResCtr@newhaven.edu.
New Students entering the university for the fall semester should submit their Intake Packet by July 1 to ensure enough time to determine the student's eligibility and the appropriate reasonable accommodations. If accepted to the University after July 1, students should submit the Intake form and documentation as soon as possible, but not later than August 1.
Students entering the university for the Spring semester should submit an Intake Form and documentation as soon as they are accepted to the university, but not later than January 10.
Students submitting documentation after these dates may experience a delay in receiving reasonable accommodations.
Documentation will be reviewed to determine the student’s eligibility for reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act and/or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Subpart E.
Step 2 - Meet with an Accessibility Resources Center staff member to complete an Intake Interview.
Intake interviews are offered both in the summer (between June 1 and July 15) and at the start of school. Students needing specialized services such as alternate format textbooks, ASL interpreters/captionists, notetakers, FM Systems or other auxiliary support services should schedule appointments in the summer to enable the university to mobilize appropriate resources and assure the timeliness of the provision of accommodation. The Intake Form and appropriate documentation must be received and reviewed before an appointment can be scheduled.
Step 3 - Register for and Attend D.R.E.A.M. Orientation
Registered students are strongly encouraged to attend D.R.E.A.M. Orientation where they will learn the significant differences between their responsibilities as a student with a disability in high school versus being a student with a disability in college. They will be informed about services and resources available to make their transition from high school to the university community a smooth process.
Students attending DREAM Orientation who have not already completed an Intake Interview will automatically be scheduled for an intake appointment to complete required paperwork and discuss the reasonable accommodations they are eligible to receive at the postsecondary level. Click here for information and the registration form for the DREAM Orientation.
As an alternative, students who have not completed an Intake Interview who cannot attend D.R.E.A.M. Orientation should make an appointment to meet with an Accessibility Resources Center staff member for an interview at the start of the semester.