How to Access Services
In college, students are required to independently seek out services through the Ability Services office. Students can start the process by completing the New Student Application on the Ability Services homepage. The online application will give the Ability Services office information from the student’s perspective in order to learn about individual needs, strengths, learning styles, and academic barriers.
In order to receive an accommodation, students are required to have a disability under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). To learn more about how disability is defined, click on What is Disability?
Testing and Evaluation
For students who currently are undiagnosed and suspect they may have a disability, we encourage you to connect with Ability Services to learn more about resources and individuals in the area who are able to perform initial testing, evaluation, and assessment. UWRF is not able to provide such an expert on campus, nor pay any fees an expert may charge. For basic information check out the Resources For Undiagnosed Students found on the Resources page.
For more detailed resources and information contact Ability Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-425-0740.
For a resident to be considered for a disability-related housing accommodation at UW-River Falls, all residents are required to have a documented disabilty as defined by the Americans with Disabilites Act (ADA). Residents are asked to review the basic criterion listed in the Disablity-Related Housing Accommodation Process Guide before applying.
Housing accommodations are determined in colloboration with Ability Services and Residence Life staff. All disability-related housing accommodations are determined by the Disability-Related Housing Accommodation Committee.
To learn more about the general process for requsesting housing accommodations (Single Room, First Floor Placement, Air Conditoner, etc.), please review the video tutorial listed below:
Requesting Housing Accommodations at UWRF
Emotional Support Animal Requests (ESA's)
To learn more about the process and basic eligiblity requirements for requesting an ESA on campus at UW-River Falls, please watch the Video PowerPoint listed below:
ESA's at UWRF