The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is committed to providing
equal educational opportunities for all students. Students who
have disabilities are offered a variety of services to ensure
that both facilities and programs on our campus are accessible.
Disability Resource Services (DRS) assists students in obtaining
reasonable academic accommodations at the university.
Any student with a physical, sensory, diagnosed learning disability, AD/HD,
a psychological disability or is a veteran with wounded warrior
status is eligible for accommodations through Disability
Any student who requests accommodations through DRS will have to
provide documentation of their disability. Typically we
ask that documentation is no more than three years old.
Documentation can be in the form of an evaluation report from
your school psychologist, a report from your physician,
psychologist or psychiatrist. Please refer to the section
labeled Eligibility Criteria on the left menu bar for
further details on documentation guidelines.
The first thing you need to do is obtain a copy of your
documentation of your disability. Please note that
accommodations will not be granted to any student through the
DRS office until documentation has been received by DRS. Once you have a copy, or have a
copy sent to our office, you can call DRS at 608.785.6900 and set up
an appointment to meet with an advisor for an initial meeting.
DRS does not provide evaluations for disabilities. If you
believe you may have a disability, it is always a good idea to
check with your insurance company to see if you are covered for
an evaluation. If you are not covered, the School
Psychology graduate students on campus, along with their
director Dr. Rob Dixon, will complete a thorough evaluation for
a fee of $300and send a copy of your report to DRS with
your written permission. If you are interested, please
contact Dr. Dixon at 608.785.8441 to schedule a time.
College students are protected under the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973.
No, your transcripts will never show that you were a student
with a disability that used accommodations through DRS.
All information provided to DRS remains confidential unless you sign written permission for us to share that
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