Disability Resource Services (DRS) welcomes Stanislaus State students who are interested in receiving accommodations related to their disability. All Stanislaus State students new to DRS (first year, transfer, and continuing students) who are seeking services through DRS are responsible for completing the following 3 steps before their academic accommodations may be provided:
Step 1: Complete Student Intake Form
Complete and submit the DRS Application Form online
You may return your completed form to our office by mail, fax, or in person:
California State University, Stanislaus
Disability Resource Services
One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382
Step 2: Provide Documentation
Provide supporting documentation on your disability, prepared by an appropriately-licensed professional, that identifies the functional limitations associated with your disability. Title II of the ADAA allows the university to request documentation of a student’s disability by an appropriately-licensed professional.
Please Note: An I.E.P. or 504 Plan may supplement accepted documentation (e.g., a current psycho-educational assessment), but an IEP or 504 Plan generally is not sufficient by itself to document a disability.
Purpose of documentation:
- To verify eligibility for accommodations;
- To determine the provided accommodation is appropriate to the nature and extent of the disability and its functional impact in the educational setting.
Documentation Necessary to Determine Eligibility for DRS Services
Students should be prepared to provide the following preferred disability-related documentation to DRS in order to determine eligibility for accommodation services:
- CSU Stanislaus DRS Disability Verification form.
- Psychoeducational Evaluation (might be part of an IEP)
- Neuropsychological Evaluation
If the documents listed above are not available to you, please submit the documentation you have along with your Application Form. You will be provided guidance on whether additional documentation will be necessary.
DRS follows the Association for Higher Education for Disability (AHEAD) Professional Association’s Guidelines on Documentation Practices.
Step 3: Attend an “Intake Appointment”
- DRS will contact you to schedule an Intake Appointment.
- Attend your Intake Appointment with your advisor to determine appropriate accommodation for your disability. Note: DRS considers factors such as the documentation from professionals specializing in the area of the student’s diagnosed disability, the student’s identified functional limitations, and the student’s input and accommodation history in regard to particular needs and limitations.
If you have questions about any step in this process, please contact the DRS office by calling 209-667-3159 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.