Student Educational Opportunity
University of Wyoming
Dept. 3808, 1000 E. University Ave.
109 Knight Hall
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307 766-6189
TTY: 307 766-3073
Fax: 307 766-4010
As a student, it is your responsibility to identify yourself to UDSS as an individual with a disability and to request accommodations. According to the laws protecting individuals from discrimination based on disability, an individual with a disability is someone with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, working, thinking, reading, concentrating, and communicating; and/or the operation of major bodily functions.
UW students wishing to receive accommodation services must register with UDSS. For more information on the application process, please call our office at (307) 766-6189, TTY: (307) 766-3073 or stop by our office in 109 Knight Hall, 8:00-5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, to pick up application materials. You may also set up an in-person or phone appointment with a UDSS coordinator if you have questions. We also are happy to provide fact sheets about our services. Please let us know if you need any of the materials in alternative format.
Checklist for Applying and Initiating UDSS Services (4 easy steps):
1. Complete the UDSS Application for Services (link below).
2. Gather and send UDSS documentation of the condition(s) that may be a disability for you. This information will assist UDSS staff determine eligibility for services and appropriate academic adjustments or accommodations such as auxiliary aids and services. Information you share from your own personal experiences will also help with eligibility and accommodation determination decisions.
If you do not have external documentation, please contact the UDSS office at (307) 766-6189, (TTY: 307-766-3073), or firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to meet with the UDSS director. We can explore other ways to demonstrate a connection between your condition(s) and any academic or program barriers you are encountering or anticipate encountering. A face-to-face meeting or a meeting via phone, email or resources such as Skype can be arranged.
It is most helpful if documentation is current enough to explain how the condition(s) affects you now, especially in light of your anticipated need for assistance to accommodate your disability. See the documentation guidelines below. Note: These are guidelines, not strict requirements.
Students who need to determine whether they have a condition such as a learning disability, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, etc. may need to seek out professionals to conduct an assessment. Click on the following link to obtain more information on how to seek out an assessment, what to expect from such an assessment, and information on local psychologists who offer such services.
3. Your application and documentation will be reviewed as soon as possible after receipt. You will be notified by email or mail whether additional information is needed and/or if you qualify for services. If you do qualify, you will be assigned to a UDSS coordinator and encouraged to schedule an appointment to begin planning for your accommodation needs. If you do not qualify, staff would be happy to meet with you to help you explore alternative options for receiving academic and other support while you are enrolled at UW.
4. Call our main office at (307) 766-6189, TTY: (307) 766-3073 and ask the staff who answer to help you make an appointment to see your coordinator. Please bring your course syllabi or outlines to your first appointment. You and the coordinator may use that information to help determine the details of services tailored to you.