The Disability Resource Center (DRC) has professional staff who has specialized training and years of experience in dealing with disability issues. Some areas that disabled individuals may wish to discuss with them include: access issues in the classroom and on campus, personal goals clarification, developing problem-solving and decision-making skills, facilitating faculty/student interactions and resolving issues with other departments on campus and in the community.
The goal of DRC is to provide disabled individuals with a caring and nurturing environment while assisting them to gain maximum self sufficiency and independence.
Disability Resource Center (DRC) advisors help students to identify educational goals. The DRC advisors provide prescriptive advisement with the selection of correct courses for a given major. They also assist students in balancing their academic load, taking into consideration students' individual strengths and needs.
For Disability Resource Center Policies and Procedures click here.
Students must become adept at assessing and understanding their strengths, weaknesses, needs and preferences. Students must communicate this information to other adults including instructors, providers and advisors.
Although services are available through the DRC students are responsible for seeking services and support. Good communication skills and knowledge become crucial to succeed in college. DRC staff support and advocate for students while emphasizing self-advocacy skills.
For Disability Resource Center forms click here.