How to Refer a Student
Students have the right to choose if and when to reveal their disability. If they do not reveal, then faculty should respect their privacy and not ask them directly. Faculty can say something like, “I see you are really struggling in my class.” “Is there something I can do to help?” Then if the student says, “I am really having trouble reading.” I just can’t seem to get the information.” The faculty can refer the student to a number of support services and include the Office of Counseling and Disability Services in that list of places.
- Identify themselves to the Office of Counseling and Disability Services
- Provide proper documentation of disability.
- Assume personal responsibility for meeting with faculty, as well as requesting assistance through supplemental services such as the Office of Counseling and Disability Services in meeting college standards.
- Provide for his/her personal independent living needs or other personal disability related needs.