accommodations from Disability Resources (DR) is a three-part process:
Step 1: Self-Identify Form
first part of this process is to self-identify as a student with a disability
requesting accommodations. Self-identify means the student
recognizes they have a disability and would like to request accommodations.
Student’s attending a post-secondary institution are responsible for
identifying themselves to DR, as a person with a disability.
You may begin this process by completing the Self-Identification Form online. You can also access the form by choosing the Student Accommodation Request link on the DR Homepage.
if possible, attach your information/documentation to the Self-ID form when
*IMPORTANT: It may take up
to four weeks to review and/or process your information/documentation. Freshman
and new students are strongly encouraged to request accommodations from
Disability Resources as early as possible prior to attending Northern Arizona
University. Current students may request accommodations at any time but are
encouraged to make their requests for accommodations as soon as they become
aware of a need for one.
Step 2: Providing
to evaluate accommodation and service requests, Disability Resources will need
information about how your disability is likely to impact you here at Northern
Arizona University. We want to understand the relevant impacts of
your disability on tasks like communication, reading, writing, housing,
technology, dining, the physical environment, classroom and laboratory and on
line learning, etc. Information on the impacts of physical (mobility,
dexterity, endurance, etc.), perceptual, cognitive (attention, distractibility,
communication, etc.), and behavioral abilities may be helpful as well.
information/documentation students can readily share during or prior to
the first meeting is helpful and can save the need for follow up meetings with
Disability Resources. Disability Resources recognizes that barriers exist and can create
hardship for students with regard to having and presenting third party
disability documentation. Please don't delay meeting with us out of
concern for not having appropriate paperwork. If you have
information/documentation you can submit it to Disability Resources by:
- bringing it to our
office in Room 2050 at the Health and Learning Center
- emailing it to Disability Resources e-mail, fax it to
- mail it to: Disability Resources, P.O. Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ 86011
Disability Resources may
ask for additional documentation concerning your disability and/or the need for
accommodations. If such documentation is necessary, it will be limited to the
need for the accommodation requested. We will consider any information,
including but not limited to, your description of your needs; records of past
accommodations and services from high school, another college, state or high
stakes testing organization; formal psychological or medical evaluations, and
letters from past health, education or service providers.
general guidelines were developed to assist you and those in your support
network to prepare this information so we can evaluate your request and
make recommendations. If you have questions, please contact us
at 928-523-8773 or Disability Resources e-mail.
Step 3: Intake Interview
Intake Interview is a critical step toward determining eligibility. Once a
student has completed and submitted their Self-Identification form, a DR
Specialist will call or email them to complete this interview. The purpose of
the interview is to learn first-hand, from the student, what functional
limitations students are experiencing and what accommodations they will need.
This interactive process allows both the student and DR Specialist to work
together to determine the most appropriate accommodations for that student.
interview is not dependent on the receipt of information/documentation. This
interview can be completed any time after a Self-Identification Form has been
to be eligible for accommodations through Disability Resources, you must:
- Have a disability that
substantially limits one or more major life activities that includes, but is
not limited to, walking, talking, learning, hearing, or seeing.
- Have and provide
current and appropriate information/documentation of such a disability, when
four weeks of completing the intake process, a letter will be emailed to your
NAU email address regarding your eligibility status. This email with the
attachment will also have further instructions about your next steps in the
process for registering with DR.
Considering the length of time it may take to
complete an intake interview, and the information/documentation evaluation,
students are strongly encouraged to begin the eligibility process as early as
service to prospective Northern Arizona University students, Disability
Resources will review disability related information/documentation regardless
of a prospective student’s admission status.
information submitted to Northern Arizona University’s Disability Resources
becomes part of a student’s “educational record” as defined by the Family
Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
information contained from the student’s interview and in the
information/documentation will be used to determine
eligibility. Appropriate accommodations will be based upon a student’s
disability and individual needs.