If you are coming to the University of the Incarnate Word for the very first time, your first step will be to arrange an appointment to see the Student Disability Services (SDS) Academic Counselor, Michelle Beasley by calling 210-829-3997. Ms. Beasley is located in the Administration Building – Room 105.
To this meeting you must bring documentation of your disability or disabilities that accurately describes the current impact of your disability and your needs.
Click here to access a Request of Information form (Word) (this will enable us to access your disability information from the originator of the information)
Depending on your disability, your documentation may need to be renewed on a periodic basis by your health care provider or support agency. The Office of Student Disability Services will tell you if this requirement applies to you.
At this first meeting with the SDS Academic Counselor, information about services and typical accommodations will be discussed. Ms. Beasley will also acquaint you with the process for requesting and securing appropriate services and accommodations. Finally, enrollment assistance will be discussed as well as any other applicable information.
Although providing services and accommodations for persons with temporary disabilities is not the responsibility of the Office of Student Disability Services, whenever feasible, we will assist students dealing with the inconvenience that accompanies unforeseen medical conditions. However, services and accommodations are generally very limited.
To inquire about possible services and accommodations for a temporary disability, contact the Office of Student Disability Services by phone at (210) 829-3997 or in person in room 105 of the Administration Building.