Access. Empowerment. Inclusion.
Welcome back from Winter Break!
We are open daily Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Students who requested accommodations packets prior to Jan. 12, 2018 your accommodation packets are ready.
*We will be be open on Martin Luther King Day from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. so students who have already requested accommodations for spring can pick up letters.*
If you have not requested your accommodations, request them now! After Jan. 12, you can expect a 5 business day processing time, maybe longer.
If you didn’t like how last semester went, maybe you should meet with one of us to discuss an Action Plan for this semester.
Your CAS Staff
Congratulations New Highlanders
Students seeking academic accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act must register with the Center for Accessibility Services (CAS) to determine eligibility. Students qualified for academic accommodations will receive accommodation letters and should meet with each course professor during office hours, to review and discuss accommodations. For more information, call 540-831-6350.
Steps to Register with the Center for Accessibility Services
- Complete a Student Registration Form (PDF).
- Complete a Request for Accommodations Form (PDF).
- Submit medical documentation from your provider according to our documentation guidelines (PDF).
Upon receipt of the above information, a disability services specialist will contact the student to schedule a meeting (telephone or in-person) to discuss accommodations.
Center for Accessibility Services’ registration forms and/or medical documentation can be provided to the office by email, fax or in person at the CAS office.
If accommodations were assigned in high school, it is highly suggested that students register with the CAS and use accommodations from the first semester in college.
FRESHMAN: If you have completed and submitted all paperwork, had interview with your disability specialists, NOW WHAT? On your return to school come by the Center for Accessibility Services Office, Russell Hall, Rm. 325 where we have your accommodation letters ready for you to pick up. Please allow 20 - 30 minutes to view our video, complete and sign the CAS Policy and Proceedure form, check your accommodation letters for accuracy and you are ready for class. The CAS is open M-F 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and for your convenience we will be open Saturday, August 26 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
RETURNING STUDENTS WHO SENT IN A COMPLETED REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATIONS FORM: Come by the Center for Accessibilty Services Office, Russell Hall, Rm. 325 where we have your accommodations letters ready for you to pick up. Please allow 15-20 minutes to sign a new Policy and Proceedure form, check your accommodation letters for accuracy and you are ready for class. The CAS is open M-F 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and for your convenience we will be open Satuday, August 26 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
RETURNING STUDENTS WHO FAILED TO SEND IN A COMPLETED REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATIONS FORM: Your accommodation letters are not ready and all REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION FORMS Submitted the first week of class will have to wait until time allows us to print your letters.
Dates to Remember
Medical Housing Accommodation Requests deadline
Saturday Jun 30
Fall Request for Accommodations deadline
Tuesday Jul 31
The Center for Accessibility Services (CAS) is committed to providing equal educational opportunities for individuals living with disabilities. The Center for Accessibility Services (CAS) serves and supports students, parents, and visitors seeking reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The office is dedicated to the ongoing goal of access and inclusion so that an individual may fully participate in the university experience.