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Please note: healthcare providers who conduct diagnostic testing may be working on a limited schedule or with limited services during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are looking to receive services through the Disability Resource Center, we want to work to support you during this time. Please contact the DRC at (312) 413-2183 to schedule an appointment, as provisional accommodations may be available as you gather new documentation.

In order to request accommodations from the University of Illinois at Chicago Disability Resource Center (DRC), complete ALL three steps below:

1. Please complete the online Student Registration Form.   It will take a few minutes to complete.  You will need your 9 digit UIN. This form will not be reviewed until you call the office to schedule an intake appointment.

2. Call the DRC at (312) 413-2183 to schedule an intake appointment.  The intake meeting with a Disability Specialist will give you an opportunity to discuss your disability-related needs.  These meetings typically last 30-60 minutes.

  • Online appointment scheduling is unavailable at this time; if calling in presents a barrier, students may call 711 for relay service.
  • If a student or a support person requires translation to Spanish or American Sign Language, please mention this while scheduling your appointment and you will be scheduled with a bilingual specialist.

3. Gather your medical documentation.  Documentation of your disability provides valuable insight into your experience. We ask students to provide documentation to register with the DRC and receive disability-related accommodations.

Documentation is one piece of the accommodation process -- please do not be deterred from starting the intake process because of a lack of documentation. Disability Specialists are happy to meet and consult, or to assist you in collecting documentation if necessary.

One option is to have a licensed clinical professional complete the DRC’s Disability Verification Form.

You may also use existing documentation such as an IEP/504 plan, Psychological Evaluation or Re-Evaluation, or a note or write-up from your care provider.

Ideal documentation will contain the following information:

  • Current (within the last five years) disability diagnosis from a licensed clinical professional familiar with your history, e.g. a therapist, physician, social worker, or school psychologist.
  • Explanation of how the disability impacts the participation in courses, programs, services, or activities at the University; and
  • Recommendation of accommodation(s).

To upload your medical documentation, you may:

If you need assistance getting your condition documented, check out our Information About Evaluation and Assessment page, and/or contact us directly for more information.

We look forward to meeting you here at the Disability Resource Center!