Disability Resource Center

Parents & Guardians

A Note to Parents & Guardians:

We understand you have been closely involved in planning your student’s educational goals, experiences and accommodations for many years. As your student enters college, it is important for him/her/they to manage their disability, needs and responsibilities. Only in the most extreme circumstances, such as those that seriously threaten the health of the student, allow for direct parental or familial involvement.

Students may sign a consent form in our office that allows us to communicate with their parents on the student’s behalf; even with this form signed, we will discuss information with parents only in the presence of the student. In the spirit of the “nothing about us without us” disability identity mantra, it is our practice to communicate with the student as the consumer of our services and resources.