Eligibility and Registration for Services

Students may request services by completing the SDS Registration Form, and providing documentation of their disability in accordance with the Disability Documentation Requirements.

REGISTRATION Process

To establish accommodations, please complete the following steps:Using these instructions, register a non-NCF email address to receive a unique one-time passcode.

      1. Complete the NCF New Student Request Form before the preferred date of July 1st, 2021 to ensure that accommodations are established prior to the first day of fall 2021 courses.
      2. Upload reliable 3rd party information regarding your disability, learning difference, or medical condition using our secure service portal, Accessible Information Management (AIM).
        • Reliable third party documentation includes but is not limited to an individualized education plan (IEP), a 504 plan with supporting medical documentation, or a neuropsychological evaluation from a licensed medical professional.
        • Reliable third party documentation must be in English and from a non-family member.
      3. A staff member from SDS will contact you to schedule a meeting to discuss your request to establish accommodations.
      4. During this first meeting with SDS, the staff member will work with you to review your documentation along with your request form. If additional information is needed, the staff member will let you know and give instructions on how to submit any additional information. If applicable, the staff member will give a “tour” of the online AIM portal and instructions on how to utilize your accommodations. 

If eligible, reasonable accommodations are determined during the initial appointment with SDS. Students are required to register with SDS at the beginning of each semester in order to be eligible to continue receiving classroom accommodations. Recommended accommodations are effective from the date of approval, apply only to the current school term and are not retroactive.

DISABILITY DOCUMENTATION Guidelines

SDS considers all information when evaluating student requests for accommodations; including but not limited to your personal description of your needs, records of past accommodations and services, formal psychological or medical evaluations, and/or letters from past health, education or service providers.

Students are encouraged to also submit documentation from an appropriate professional describing the barriers, impact and/or deficits caused by the disability. The guidelines below were developed to assist you and the professionals in your support network to prepare the information in order for SDS to evaluate your request and make recommendations.

If you are unable to obtain this type of information, you are encouraged to meet with SDS to discuss other ways to demonstrate a connection between your disability and any barriers you may be experiencing.