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Miss being out here but caring for elderly parent.
Would appreciate any and all advice, opinions, and suggestions about registering with the disabilities office at college. What are the pros and cons?
I am having reservations about it for DS so would appreciate any/all input.
03-10-2011, 08:07 AM
I personally didn't register with the disabilities office at my school. The services that they offer aren't things that would be helpful to me (text to speech software, speech to text software, ability to take exams in accessible rooms, personal note takers...)
I try and talk with my professors directly and let them know, and more often than not, they're pretty cool with it. One professor was cool enough to offer to go over notes with me if I was having a bad day, so long as I did my best to still show up to class or let him know that I wasn't going to make it to class in advance. The main concern they tend to have is when my pump makes noise. "Mocha, is that your not phone? :rolleyes:" "Yep! Silencing Navi now! :p"
03-10-2011, 08:47 AM
I replied to this but goodness knows where it posted.....
You may want to consider registering with the office of disabilities as it gives your student the opportunity to register for classes before other students. On many campuses getting into the desired classes is difficult, being first in line might be helpful. It will also give your student the opportunity to have his own mini-fridge in the dorms rather than share one with his roommate (apparently this is a very desirable perk).
03-22-2011, 12:04 AM
Jesse registered with the disabilities office at his Univ. They made sure he was in a larger double room, since he has a huge amount of D supplies... and many times, freshman are tripled
being registered also allowed him to register earlier for classes.. to make sure he didnt have 3 in a row with no lunch breaks etc........
They also supplied him with a generic note ( due to Hipaa- the note couldnt say anything about D) , that said that he might need accomodations.......
other than that- he hasnt used much from them.
They did offer for him to take exams in their office.. but he didnt want to.