Disability Support Services
The Disability Support Services Office is committed to supporting IAIA’s mission to promote the artistic, intellectual, professional, cultural, and spiritual development of each individual student. In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, IAIA is committed to providing otherwise qualified students with disabilities equal access to academic courses, programs, and college activities
Students in need of accommodations should self-identify to the Disability Support Services Office in the Student Success Center. After registering with our office, the Disability Support Services Office will work with the student to identify accommodations that are appropriate to the student’s needs, academic program, and campus life experience. In addition, the program provides regular training for faculty to address the in-class needs of the disabled student and acts as an advocate for the student.
Process for requesting accommodations for a disability:
- Complete the IAIA Accommodations Request Form. (Hardcopy available in the Student Success Center from the Disability Support Services Office. Expect to spend between 5 and 15 minutes filling out the form.)
- Submit documentation about your disability and/or past use of accommodations to the Disability Support Services Office.
- Meet with the Disability Support Services Office to discuss your disability and your request for accommodations.
- The Disability Support Services Office then meets with the Disability Support Services Committee and, if approved, a final set of accommodations is sent by email to you, your Academic Advisor, and all of your instructors. If not approved, you will be informed by email and/or a phone call.
- Questions? Contact the Disability Support Services Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (505) 424-5707
- Submit the disability/accommodation documentation that you have and that you think is appropriate. Helpful information may include: medical records, psychoeducational test reports, school records.
- Everyone is unique. A conversation about your experiences and expectations will help identify the information necessary to support your accommodation requests.
- Don’t delay completing the IAIA Accommodations Request Form if you don’t have any formal disability-related paperwork.
- You are always welcome to talk with the Disability Support Services Office about barriers you are experiencing or anticipate, and you may request a review of your accommodations at any time if they are not meeting your needs.
- Be aware that other universities and testing agencies (such as tests required for graduate school applications) may require more extensive documentation. Research their requirements well in advance of requesting accommodations.