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Getting Started

Requesting Services

Students requesting services should Contact Us and schedule an appointment with the Accessibility Resource Center as soon as they are admitted to the University of New Mexico. All applicants must submit documentation that verifies that they have a disabling condition before services can be initiated. The Accessibility Resource Center must be provided with documentation from a qualified medical and/or mental health professional or diagnostician.

According to the criteria stated in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act (ADAAA), and UNM Policy 2310 Academic Adjustments for Students with Disabilities, professional evaluations are the only acceptable proof of a disabling condition. Students must also demonstrate that their need for academic adjustments or other reasonable accommodation is based solely on their permanent disability.

After a student submits their documentation, the Accessibility Resource Center Documentation Committee will meet to determine eligibility as well as appropriate and reasonable accommodations. Before services begin, an eligibility agreement must be completed by the student and an ARC staff member. Students need to repeat their request for services every semester.

Steps

  1. Submit documentation via email, mail, fax to 505-277-3750, or in person.
  2. ARC staff will contact student to set up an intake appointment via email.
  3. ARC Documentation Committee meets to determine appropriate accommodations.
  4. Accommodations will begin within fifteen (15) business days after intake appointment in accordance with UNM Policy 2310 whenever possible.

Confidentiality

Services provided by the Accessibility Resource Center are confidential. We do not release information to any persons or agencies without the written consent of the student, who must fill out a Release/Disclosure Authorization Form. Information may be released pursuant to a subpoena or under circumstances that might pose a danger to the student or others, in situations of suspected child abuse, or under circumstances where UNM officials have a need to know.