We will not seek you out (!) but we ask you to identify yourself to us. Please review this web site or contact our office for information on registration procedures as well as services and accommodations that may be available to you.
Provision of services and academic accommodations are a collaborative activity between the student and the University. While your parent may have an active advising role behind the scenes, your parent will not be called or consulted by the Office of Disability Resources. You must self advocate.
Longwood requires that you provide acceptable documentation of your disability before accommodations and services can be approved. Documentation will be accepted if it is current (usually within three years), comprehensive, and conducted by an appropriate professional practitioner. (See Documentation Guidelines for details on your specific disability).
Longwood provides necessary and reasonable accommodations for a disability. You will not have someone that you will see regularly who will make sure that you have finished your homework or have attended class. You are welcome however to make appointments as needed to discuss your access and learning needs.
Although an instructor may call the Office of Disability Resources, the office will neither routinely call your instructors to check on your progress nor call to check on the implementation of a requested academic accommodation. We do not monitor your academic performance. Your success is your responsibility, but we are here for support if you are experiencing difficulties or have concerns about your accommodations.
You will be spending far less time with instructors and in the classroom but much more will be required of you outside the classroom. During your first semester, you should spend an average of fifteen hours a week in class but no less than thirty hours a week reading and studying on your own. Because you now have much more unstructured time, you will need to manage it wisely in order to succeed at Longwood. If your disability impacts your reading, writing, math, time management, or organization skills, the Office of Disability Resources can discuss reasonable accommodations with you and help you get connected with other campus supports.