Voluntary Disability Disclosure and Request for Accommodation

    Voluntary Disability Disclosure and Request for Accommodation
    Meredith College is committed to creating an accessible community and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified students. We respect your right to confidentiality and allow you to choose whether or not to disclose your disability and accommodation needs. In a college setting, the student is responsible for initiating the eligibility process and requesting accommodations. Prior to your arrival at Meredith, send the materials requested below to Disability Services so that your accommodations will be in place when you need them.
    The needs of individuals with disabilities vary; therefore, we provide a number of support services to students who qualify and are certified with Disability Services. Accommodations and support services are determined on a case-by-case basis. If you have a learning disability, ADHD, hearing or vision impairment, medical or mental health condition (seizures, diabetes, depression, etc.), mobility impairment, or another disability diagnosis that requires accommodations, please submit the requested materials below.
    1. Complete the Voluntary Disability Disclosure and Request for Accommodations form below.
    2. Submit documentation of the disability from an appropriate licensed/certified professional. For more specific information about the criteria for documentation, view our Documentation Guidelines online by visiting meredith.edu/disability and selecting the "Certification Process." Documentation must include the following standard requirements:
    • Professional credentials of the evaluator (including licensures and areas of specialty) on official letterhead
    • A clear diagnostic statement
    • A complete educational, developmental, and relevant medical history
    • Identification of the tests and techniques use to arrive at the diagnosis of the disability
    • Description of the functional limitations resulting from the disability
    • Specific accommodation recommendations 
    • A detailed explanation of why the disability qualifies the applicant for accommodations
    Please submit this form as soon as possible so that Disability Services can begin processing your request for accommodations. 

    If you require accommodations for admissions, enrollment, and/or advising events, please return this form no later than two weeks prior or contact Counseling Center/Disability Services at (919) 760-8427 or email disabilityservices@meredith.edu.

    Please submit the following page by June 1.
    Mailing Address
    Mailing Address
    Classification:
    Classification:
    What semester are you planning to begin at Meredith?
    What semester are you planning to begin at Meredith?
    Information regarding your disability will be treated confidentially and cannot be disseminated without a signed release from you. By checking "Yes" below and signing this form, you give us permission to share information concerning your needs with campus professionals who "need to know" (such as academic advisers and disability counselors). This will NOT release information to your future faculty. A separate release form must be completed each semester to communicate information with faculty or other members of the campus community regarding your disability and accommodations.