Step-by-Step Guide to Request Reasonable Accommodations
Step 1 - Register with the Accessibility Resources Center
Register with the Accessibility Resources center by requesting and completing an ARC Student Information Form and submitting the appropriate documentation of a disability. The Disability Verification Form is available to assist you with providing appropriate documentation.
For requests and additional information, please email the Acessibility Resources Center at ARC@newhaven.edu.
While Information Packets are accepted at any time, New Students should submit their ARC Information Packet no later than August 1 to ensure enough time to determine the student's eligibility and the appropriate reasonable accommodations prior to the start of school.
Students entering the university for the Spring semester should submit an ARC Information Packet including documentation as soon as they decide to attend the University to ensure that accommodation can be provided in a timely manner.
Documentation will be reviewed to determine the student’s eligibility for reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act and/or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Subpart E.
Step 2 - Meet with an Accessibility Resources Center staff member to complete a Welcome Interview.
Welcome interviews are offered both in the summer (between June 1 and July 15) and at the start of school. Students needing specialized services such as alternate format textbooks, ASL interpreters/captionists, closed captioning, notetakers, FM Systems or other auxiliary support services should schedule appointments in the summer to enable the university to mobilize appropriate resources and assure the timeliness of the provision of accommodation. The Student Information Form and appropriate Documentation must be received and reviewed before an appointment can be scheduled.
Step 3 - Register for and Attend D.R.E.A.M. Orientation
Registered students are strongly encouraged to attend D.R.E.A.M. Orientation where they will learn the significant differences between their responsibilities as a student with a disability in high school versus being a student with a disability in college. They will be informed about services and resources available to make their transition from high school to the university community a smooth process.
Students attending DREAM Orientation who have not already completed a Welcome Interview will automatically be scheduled for a Welcome Interview to complete required paperwork and discuss the reasonable accommodations they are eligible to receive at the postsecondary level. Click here for information and the registration form for the DREAM Orientation.
Students who have not completed a Welcome Interview and who cannot attend D.R.E.A.M. Orientation should make an appointment to meet with an Accessibility Resources Center staff member for an interview at the start of the semester.