Once you receive your letter of acceptance to Parkland, follow these steps to request an accommodation:
1. Submit documentation of disability
a. Your documentation (click for information)
should be mailed, faxed to 217/353-2305, emailed to
or hand-delivered to our office in Room U260.
2. Schedule evaluation appointment
a. NOTE! Documentation of your disability must be
received by our office at least one week prior to your scheduled appointment.
Call our office at
217/353-2338 to schedule an appointment to have your
documentation of your disability reviewed. During this meeting, you will have
an opportunity to discuss your functional limitations and how they impact your
3. Complete assessment testing in the Accessibility Services Office
a. All new Parkland students are required to take
assessment/placement tests in reading, writing, mathematics, or English as a
Second Language. Call our office at
217/353-2338 and visit our Assessment Center website for more information.
4. Schedule an appointment to attend "S.O.A.R." Orientation
a. Call 217/353-2033, stop by room D120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an
appointment. The contents of the orientation materials are designed to explain
the registration process, important college policies, and provide an
introduction to the tenets of civility and sustainability.
b. Parents are invited to attend this large-group
session as a second set of eyes and ears. Subsequent sessions are for students
only. Parents are separated from their students to promote student development
and independence by giving a clear indication that the student is expected to
take responsibility for his/her own learning.
5. Obtain your Accessibility Services Identification Card
a. Once you have met with your advisor and have
registered for your classes, bring a copy of your class schedule to our office
and we will escorted you to the Office of Student Life, where you will have
your photograph taken and be issued an Accessibility Services Identification
Card (in addition to your Parkland I.D.).
After Classes Begin
You are strongly encouraged to visit instructors during their scheduled office hours or after class time; to introduce yourself as a student registered with Accessibility Services. (Students are expected to show each instructor their ID card to discuss approved accommodation needs). If concerns arise, do not hesitate to contact our office to discuss the matter.
Once you’ve settled into your classes, schedule an appointment with Accessibility Services. Your approved academic accommodations are an integral part of your college success, and we want to make sure they are working for you. Remember: you’re in college now and we want you to take advantage of our services provided under ADA!