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Welcome to Student Disability Services (SDS)

To request academic accommodations at CWI, use the apply for accommodations button on the right of the screen. Fill out an application if any of the following are true for you: 

  • You have never requested accommodations at CWI before; or
  • It has been over a year since you requested accommodations at CWI; or
  • You are a current student who has a temporary need for accommodations; or
  • You need accommodations for placement exams.

Documentation of your disability will be requested. If you do not have supporting documentation of your disability, you may choose to give the Verification of Disability form to your medical provider for them to fill out and return to SDS. All documentation can be provided by Fax 208-562-3478, or Email accessibility@cwi.edu.

Start your request by filling out the application above.

Disability Verification Forms

Students can choose to provide the Verification of Disability form to their medical provider. The medical provider will fill out the form and fax it to SDS at 208.532.3478. Students will only fill out their name and contact information at the top of this form. 

The Release of Protected Health Information form is optional. This form is filled out by the student and provided to their SDS Coordinator by email. This releases only the information specified by the student in the form to be shared between their medical provider and coordinator when clarification is needed.

 

The Process

The Accommodation Process

Determining eligibility and considering what is a reasonable accommodation for a student is an interactive and collaborative process between the student and their Student Disability Services (SDS) coordinator. 

If you have been diagnosed with a physical disability and wish to request academic accommodations based on the disability, you need to:

  1. Fill out the application using the Apply for Accommodations button located at the top right hand side of this webpage.
  2. Provide documentation if you have it available so your coordinator can review it before your meeting.
  3. Have an intake meeting with your assigned coordinator (usually determined by which campus you frequent the most). The intake is scheduled for an hour. The student is required to be in attendance and be an active participant in the determination of their needs.
    • History of your academic experience, noting problems you have experienced and academic modification or adjustments (if any) that you have previously received.
    • Documentation will be reviewed or additional documentation may be requested if a more current evaluation is needed. Your health care provider should include recommendations that are as specific as possible that correlate with the diagnosis.

Once documentation is received, the coordinator evaluates it and provides recommendations based on the documentation and input from the student.

Assuming that all documentation is current and complete, this process may require up to 6 weeks depending on the requests of accommodations. Please begin the application process for Student Disability Services immediately upon registration of classes to request accommodations.

  • ASL Interpreting in the classroom will need to be requested immediately upon registration of your classes. At least six (6) weeks prior to the beginning of the new semester.
  • Testing accommodations which involve a reader, scribe, or separate testing environment must be coordinated no later than 3 business days prior to your exam day.
  • Alternative format for textbooks must be requested at least six (6) weeks prior to the beginning of a new semester.

Student Disability Services and the Director of Student Support Services are responsible for implementing accommodations in the College.

After the intake process has been completed, students will need to renew their accommodations for every new semester they enroll in courses at CWI. Students will log in to the SDS Student Portal on the Current Students page to request accommodations. New additions or changes to accommodations will be considered as student's needs may adjust over time. The student will work directly with their coordinator to discuss these changes as needed.