Faculty and Staff
Faculty and Staff referrals of students with disabilities: Since students with disabilities have to self-identify with Disability Services to begin the process of receiving services, there is no formal process for referring students to Disability Services, but please reach out to our office should you have questions or concerns about a student whom you suspect may need accommodations. Feel free to walk students to the office, e-mail, or call with inquiries about student concerns or issues you have that seem disability related, and the Director will work with you to discuss options of connecting the student to Disability Services.
Disability Services also welcomes all inquiries or input about disability law, the process of receiving services, accommodation coordination, and any issue related to disability services. In addition, the Director would appreciate hearing from faculty and staff about programming or training you would like from Disability Services to raise disability awareness on campus. Thank you for helping this office serve all HT students.
Faculty Reference Brochure
The websites below offer information and strategies for teaching students with disabilities:
“The Teaching All Students, Reaching All Learners”
A professional development training program with lots of good information to browse
“AccessCollege: Postsecondary Education and Students with Disabilities”
The following websites from DO-IT are designed to help faculty, administrators, and staff create accessible environments, programs, and resources for students with disabilities and to help students with disabilities prepare for and succeed in college.
The Faculty Room
The Student Conference Room
Teaching Math to the visually impaired
Learn how to make your science, math and computer science classrooms more effective for students with disabilities and ADHD. (Directed more towards high school instructors but relative to instruction in general in regards to students with disabilities).
Future and Current Students
Don’t let a disability hold you back from going to college. Check out the following links for more information on getting a college degree!
- AHEAD: Association on Higher Education and Disability
- Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
- Regents Center for Learning Disorders at GeorgiaStateUniversity
- Heath Resource Center: Online Clearinghouse for Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities
- Resource Guide on Higher Education for People with Disabilities
These links will take you to the forms commonly used by Disability Services as well as additional information on the services provided. Scan and email them back to the the Counseling and Consultation Center and Disability Services (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mail them back to the Counseling and Consultation Center and Disability Services, Agard-Lovinggood Suite 216, 900 Chicon St., Austin, TX 78702.
“For Students and Parents”to learn about Disability Services for Higher Education.
This is the formal application for accommodations from the Office of Disability Services. This form is required in order to receive supports for your documented disability. You can download, print, and fill out at your convenience to bring to your intake appointment or you may wait until your intake appointment and fill one out at that time.
Educational Contract and Consent for Service
This form will be completed after you have provided the Disability Services proper documentation of your disability. It outlines your rights and responsibilities as well as HT’s rights and responsibilities to you. It documents the accommodations you will receive and is signed by both you and the Director of the Counseling and Consultation Center and Disability Services.
Testing Accommodation Procedures for Students
This information explains the policies and procedures for students who have testing accommodations listed on their accommodations letters. This information will be reviewed with the student by the Director of the Counseling and Consultation Center and Disability Services.
Testing Accommodation Procedures – Student Agreement
This form will be completed if students receive alternative testing procedures as an accommodation listed on their accommodation letters and is signed by both you and the Director of the Counseling and Consultation Center and Disability Services.
If a student feels that his/her concerns are not being heard by staff in the Counseling and Consultation Center and Disability Services or he/she disagrees with any decisions made there, he/she is encouraged to talk with the Director of the Counseling and Consultation Center and Disability Services. If, after that conversation, the student still feels that his/her needs are not being heard, the student has the right to file a grievance according to HT policies and procedures. This grievance form may be downloaded and filled out or a hard copy may be requested in the Counseling and Consultation Center. A completed grievance form should be turned in to the Dean of the Office of Student Affairs. If the student has any questions about the proper procedure or needs help filling out the grievance form, staff in the Office of Student Affairs are available for assistance. The Office of Student Affairs is located in the Davage-Durden Student Union Building.
Documentation and the nature of a student’s disability is confidential information. All copies of documentation of disabilities submitted by the student for the purpose of determining appropriate ADA accommodations must be centrally housed in the the Counseling and Consultation Center and Disability Services office.
This information is treated as medical documentation and handled under the same rules of confidentiality as other medical information. Information regarding disability gained from medical and/or psychological evaluation will be considered confidential and shared within the institution on a need to know basis only.
Please refer to the Disability Services Handbook for more comprehensive information.