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office of Disability Support and Access

Disability Support

Mission

Disability Support ensures that students with disabilities have equal access through accessibility awareness, academic accommodations and collaboration among students, staff, and faculty.

Information

Every qualified student deserves the chance to succeed at TAMUCT, regardless of race, creed, gender, age, or disability. The Office of Disability Support & Access is your resource for evaluating disability claims and providing individualized assistance to help students with disabilities become responsible for and successful in their education. Click the links below for more information

4 Steps to Apply for Accommodations

Tuition and Fee Exemption

Resources

Filing a Complaint

4 Steps to Apply for Accommodations

Students requesting academic accommodations are required to apply for services with the Office of Disability Support & Access. Eligibility for academic accommodations is determined on a case by case basis, and takes into account (1.) the student's self-report, (2.) observation and interaction with the student, and (3.) documentation from external and third parties. Students wishing to apply should complete the following steps:

  • Step 1 - Students must be enrolled at Texas A& M University – Central Texas. Complete the online accommodation application located at www.tamuct.edu/disabilitysupport. Go to the button titled "Apply for Accommodations". Students are encouraged to complete all of the information on the form and to be as detailed as possible.
  • Step 2 - Send or deliver supporting disability documentation for review (Please allow 7 to 14 business days for processing). The student will be contacted if more information is required to determine eligibility for services. Please refer to the "Guidelines for Documentation" located on the Disability Support & Access webpage to determine what the documentation should reflect.
  • Step 3 - The Disability Support & Access Coordinator will review the information provided in the accommodation application and the medical/psychological documentation that has been submitted with it to determine eligibility for services. In some instances, external and third parties may be contacted to acquire more information.
  • Step 4 - If the student is eligible, the Disability Support & Access Coordinator will schedule an initial intake appointment to complete the application process. If the student is ineligible for academic accommodations, the student will be notified of this.

Tuition and Fee Exemption

According to the Texas Education Code §54.205, students who are legally blind and/or deaf, as determined by a Department of Assistance and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) evaluation, are eligible to receive tuition and fee exemptions from public universities. Get information on the application process and eligibility.

Your point of contact for submitting pertinent documentation is Gail Johnson at .

Filing a Complaint

If you feel that you have been discriminated against on the basis of your disability or accommodations, you are provided the opportunity for a formal and individualized evaluation through the General Grievance Policy, as noted in the Student Handbook. You may also file a complaint of discriminatory treatment with the Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR). You are not required to go through the university grievance policy to file a complaint with the OCR, but the Disability Support & Access Office does encourage you to contact us with any complaints.

Disability Support and Access' policies and procedures are currently being reviewed and updated. The Disability Support and Access Office anticipates having these updates and revisions completed by the Fall of 2013. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns regarding eligibility or our services, please contact Larry Davis.

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