Students who request accommodations through the Disability Resource Center will be
asked to meet with a staff member and discuss their experience of disability, barriers,
and effective and ineffective accommodation strategies. Students will be asked to
provide documentation that describes their disability and its likely impact on educational
experiences. If no disability documentation exists, students are encouraged to meet
with a DRC staff member to discuss options for assessing potential academic barriers
and how it relates to the student's disability.
Many students have IEPs/504 plans from high school. While these plans do not directly
transfer to college, students are welcome to submit their IEPs/504 plans as part of
their documentation. The DRC staff appreciates reviewing these documents to see what
has worked for you in the past.
Disability-related information may be released on a legitimate need-to-know basis
within the university community only when there is a compelling reason for disclosure regarding some specific aspect of
the confidential information, such as providing an appropriate accommodation. This
determination is made by the Director of the Disability Resource Center.
If you have been issued a state accessible parking placard or plates, then you are
able to park in accessible parking on campus. In order to use accessible parking on
campus, simply obtain a typical Missouri State University parking placard from Parking Administration and use it in conjunction with your state issued accessible parking placard or plates,
making sure both placards are visible. If you have further questions regarding parking,
please contact Parking Administration.
Yes. You will want to follow the same procedures for requesting accommodations, providing
documentation, and meeting with a DRC advisor. Accommodations will have an end date,
due to it being temporary. If accommodations need to extend past the date decided,
you will want to revisit with your DRC advisor to discuss extension of these accommodations.
No. Accommodations begin only when you have provided your instructors an accommodation
memo from the DRC and have had a conversation about how accommodations may work in
your specific classes. Instructors must also have reasonable time to arrange for the
No. The DRC can only provide services of a non-personal nature; this may be different
from your K-12 experiences. Services of a personal nature, such as a personal care
attendant, orientation and mobility training, wheelchairs and hearing aids are not
provided by the DRC. While these types of accommodations are welcome on campus, the
DRC cannot provide them.