Accessing Disability Services

To access services through the Student Disability Resource Center, please follow the steps below. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Disability Resource Center. You can call our office at 478-445-5931, e-mail disability@gcsu.edu or stop by our office in Russell Library, room 109.

1. Complete a Request for Services (pdf) and Provide Disability Documentation (pdf)
Once completed, please return the Request for Services and documentation to our office by mailing it to the address below, e-mailing it to disability@gcsu.edu, faxing to 478-445-1959, or delivering it to us in person.

IEP’s and 504 Plans end with high school graduation. Both provide helpful background information, but do not meet the documentation standard for college accommodations. Please provide documentation (pdf) from an appropriate licensed professional that follows the University System of Georgia Documentation Guidelines and documents your impairment(s). If documentation of a disability does not exist, we can assist with seeking licensed professionals who can provide acceptable documentation.

Basic Documentation Requirements include:

  • a current evaluation (less than 36 months old) of the disability from a qualified professional (licensed to diagnose the condition by Georgia law; evaluators may not be friends or family members of the student);
  • specific symptoms that are present;
  • evidence that these symptoms are associated with substantial impairment in a major life activity;
  • a detailed description of current substantial limitation in the academic environment;
  • specific requests for accommodations need to be linked to the student's current functional limitations and the rationale for each recommendation clearly stated.

USG Documentation Policy

2. Schedule an Initial Meeting
A meeting with our staff will give you an opportunity to learn more about our services as well as discuss your disability, how it may affect you in an academic environment, and request appropriate accommodations.

After your initial meeting with the Director of the Student Disability Resource Center, all documentation will be sent to the Regents' Center for Learning Disorders (RCLD) for review. Wait times for the RCLD review can be up to 4-6 weeks. Once our office receives the review from the RCLD you will be contacted via your Bobcats e-mail address to update you on your status and to set up a meeting to get your accommodation letters for each of your classes for the semester. Once you receive this letter you should make an appointment with all of your professors to give them the letter and any applicable forms to discuss implementation of your accommodation(s) in their class.

If the documentation does not meet criteria we will let you know the areas where your documentation is lacking pertinent information. It is your responsibility to contact your medical professional, obtain the appropriate information, and make sure we receive any additional information to add to the original documentation submitted.
 


Student Disability Resource Center
109 Russell Library
Campus Box 123 
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Telephone: 478-445-5931  |  Fax: 478-445-1959 
disability@gcsu.edu