Current students, first of all, thank you for being a part of our community here at the University of Washington, Bothell. There are several great resources here on campus to help you make the most of the Disability Resources for Students (DRS) services. Below is information to help you focus on specific DRS information and functions.
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Access Planning Meeting
The Access Planning Meeting is for the purpose of you to be able to discuss with a DRS counselor your experience living with and learning with your disability. To schedule an Access Planning Meeting, a myDRS New Student Application must be completed, including uploaded documentation.
This is an opportunity for you to communicate the kind of barriers you have or are experiencing with your educational goals. Through this interactive dialogue, the goal will be to identify appropriate accommodations/services that can be implemented to create equal access for you in the areas where there are or may be anticipated barriers. When the accommodations are established, the DRS counselor will share with you how accommodations are requested and coordinated each quarter. This meeting will also provide information regarding everyone’s role in the process: the role of the DRS office, the role of the student, the role of the professor or teaching assistant, etc.
What to Expect During Your Meeting
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss with a DRS counselor your experience living with and learning with your disability and the kind of barriers you have or are experiencing. Through this interactive dialogue, the goal will be to identify appropriate accommodations/services that can be implemented to create equal access for you in the areas where there are or may be anticipated barriers.
Meeting with Your Counselor
After the Access Planning Meeting, students may need to meet with their counselor again to discuss complex accommodations, evaluate current accommodations, establish additional accommodations, the transition to graduate programs, etc. Follow-up appointments are welcomed and can be scheduled by contacting Rosa Liu, Manager of DRS.
Request Your Accommodations
When the accommodations are established, the DRS counselor will share with you how the accommodation is requested and coordinated each quarter and everyone’s role in that process: the role of the DRS office, the role of the student, the role of the professor or teaching assistant, the role of a staff member within our campus community, etc.
Each quarter, make sure to follow the timelines and processes established by DRS for requesting your accommodations. This will allow for the smooth and timely coordination of your services. Current students, please log into myDRS and request your accommodations.
Follow-Up with DRS for Questions or Concerns
The DRS staff is dedicated to ensuring the provision of your accommodations and services. The UWB is a large campus and there may be many individuals involved in the process of getting your accommodations in place. If you experience any difficulties in obtaining or receiving your accommodations, follow-up with DRS right away for assistance. The nature of a course or program may pose barriers that you and the DRS counselor did not anticipate and you may need to look at alterations or additions to your accommodations.
It is important that you follow-up with your DRS counselor for further discussions when you are or believe you may be experiencing barriers that would not be addressed with your current accommodations/services.
DRS will happily schedule a consultation to discuss the accommodations and services we might be able to provide for matriculated students at the Bothell campus. Consultations with our staff are scheduled by phone, e-mail, or scheduled meetings. We encourage students with disabilities or those students not sure about whether they have a disability to explore whether they could benefit from partnering with our office in receiving services. We are interested in your access as well as your success as a student here at UWB! Please contact us or use EAB Navigate to schedule consultations.
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