Meet with disability services

Items to discuss with disability services:

  • Supports you will need
  • Accommodations
    • What has worked in the past
    • What you are interested in receiving
    • While accommodations are school specific, some may include:
      • extended testing time
      • separate location for tests that is free from distractions
      • scribe for tests
      • access to word-processing software for tests that require extensive writing
      • use of computer software – Dragon Speak, Kurzweil
      • single room
      • note-taker
      • copy of class notes
      • bring audio recorder to class
      • books in audio format
      • alternative assignments
      • tutors
  • The portfolio of important information you have created
  • Sign releases for the disability services staff to talk with your parents, high school staff members (counselor or psychologist) who knew you well, your therapist, and/or your doctor