Requesting Services

Get started:

  • Download and complete the application for DSS.

  • Collect relevant documentation (testing, assessment, and letters from medical practitioners less than three years' old) that document your disability, how it impacts your education, and what accommodations are being requested.

  • Call DSS at 256.824.1997 to schedule an intake appointment with Kelly Cothran.

  • Complete a Letter of Accommodation Request form and bring it with you to your scheduled intake appointment.


Next steps:

  • Once all the above steps are complete, a Letter of Accommodation will be emailed to you at your UAH email address within 48 hours following your intake appointment.

  • Print your Letter of Accommodation and provide copies to your professors. Ask professors to sign the Letter of Accommodation Receipt form. Once signatures are collected, turn this in to the DSS office.  Professors appreciate having knowledge ahead of time to prepare, so feel free to email them a copy with a short email letting them know you will be attending their class before classes begin.

  • Remember, a new LOA is necessary for every semester you want accommodations.