How You Can Receive Our Services
To register with the DRC and request accommodations and support services, a student must:
- Complete an Application via AIM (Accessible Information Management). AIM is an online portal that students access services provided by the Disability Resource Center.
- Upload comprehensive documentation in AIM that establishes the presence of one or more disabilities and supports the need for any requested accommodations. For more information, please review our Documentation Guidelines. Both an Application and Documentation must be provided in AIM to receive an intake appointment and discuss accommodations.
- Schedule an appointment to meet with your assigned DRC Counselor to review submitted materials, establish eligibility and conduct an initial needs assessment to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations.
- Request the Accommodation Notice EVERY semester in AIM as notification of your registration with the DRC and accommodation needs. The DRC staff approves accommodation requests during business hours. Once approved, the instructor(s) and student will receive the Notice via email immediately.
Your Rights and Responsibilities
As a student with a disability, you have the right to:
- Equal access to courses, programs, services, jobs, activities and facilities available within the University.
- Reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments and /or auxiliary aids as determined on a case-by-case basis.
- Appropriate confidentiality for all information pertaining to disability. Details regarding your disability cannot be released nor discussed with anyone without your written consent. Disability information is never part of your academic record, nor noted on your transcript.
- Information reasonably available in accessible formats.
As a student with a disability, you have the responsibility to:
- Be qualified. Meet all academic, conduct and technical standards.
- Self-identify and fully participate in the accommodation process.
- You must be involved in the planning, negotiation and implementation of all accommodations.
- Make requests for accommodations in a timely and reasonable manner
- Provide proper documentation to justify all requests. Documentation that verifies the nature of the disability must be provided by an appropriate professional source.
As a student registered with the DRC, you are also responsible for adhering to all office policies and procedures.
The DRC receives a variety of information regarding additional support and resources for students with disabilities. The information and links below reflect services provided from an external source, not affiliated with the DRC or Montclair State University. The views expressed by these organizations and/or individuals are not necessarily those of the DRC or the University at large. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the DRC immediately.
Looking for more information about what life is like for students with disabilities in college? Want to make sure you’re prepared and understand how things change as you enter college? The HEATH Resource Center of The George Washington University is an excellent resource. Their modules will provide you with valuable information. You’ll be amazed at how much you can learn!
New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence – Webinars, articles and other resources for students, families, and faculty regarding autism/autism spectrum.
- How’d You Get THAT Job?! – A podcast presented by Understood.org, is all about the unique (and often unexpected) jobs and career paths of people who have learning disabilities and ADHD.
- SourceAbled – A free resource agency that assists employers recruit candidates with unique abilities to create diverse, inclusive workplaces.
- Specliasterne – A free resource agency that assists employers recruit candidates with unique abilities to create diverse, inclusive workplaces
- Global Diversity and Inclusion at Microsoft – Employee Resource Group opportunities at Microsoft.
- AccessComputing – A National Science Foundation funded Broadening Participation in Computing Alliance, provides opportunities for mentoring, tutoring, and internships for students with disabilities in computing-related fields.
- Bold.org – Online platform to search and apply to scholarships, fellowships and grants.
- Scholarships360 – Online platform to search and apply for scholarships. Open to all incoming and current college students.
- Scholarship Owl – Online platform to search and apply for scholarships. Open to all incoming and current college students.
- #Rareis Scholarship – This scholarship is open to any incoming or current college student diagnosed with a ‘rare disease’.
- Addiction Awareness Scholarship – This scholarship is open to any incoming or current college student to raise awareness about the causes, treatment, and effects of addiction.
- Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship – This scholarship is open to any incoming or current college student and requires an essay regarding a personal experience involving cyberbullying or the importance of ending cyberbullying.
- Ethel Hayes Destigmatization of Mental Health Scholarship – The scholarship is open to all students who have had challenges with mental health or who have had loved ones who have struggled with mental health.
- The Quell Foundation – Multiple scholarships open to incoming and current college students regarding mental health awareness or personal experiences.
- Financial Resources for Students with Disabilities – The list contains over 120 scholarships, grants, and nonprofit resources including assistive technologies and tools to use for studying
- Discounts for People with Disabilities – This comprehensive list contains over 100 discounts for people living with disabilities including electronics, wellness, and entertainment.
- Money Management for Students with Disabilities – The guide contains nearly 140 resources on financial literacy, saving money, and budgeting, specifically for disabled students.