Steps to Request Services (academic, housing, dining)
The Office of Accessibility Resources and Accommodations (ARA) assists students with documented disabilities. Our services are individualized to meet the needs of SVSU students and are based on an interview and appropriate documentation. There is no program that requires special admission and there are no fees for services. Students are encouraged to self-identify as soon being admitted so that documentation can be collected and submitted in a timely manner.
Step One: Register With the Office of Accessibility Resources and Accommodations
- ARA uses a system called AIMS which can be accessed at the bottom and top of any of our web pages via svsu.edu/access.
- On this page, students can access AIMs by clicking on the buttons at the top or bottom of the page that reads AIMs. Once there, at the center of the page, there is a link for "New Students." Click this link to complete the application then hit "Submit."
Step Two: Collect Documentation
- If an IEP, 504 or IDEA plan was used in high school please upload a signed copy to your AIM account. If one was not used please continue to #2 below for alternate documentation.
- Deliver the appropriate documentation form to your the health provider for completion (see below).
- All documentation provided must be from a licensed diagnostician or physician and must be completed by the diagnosing health care provider(s).
- Each provider must state: The diagnosis, diagnostic code and course of treatment, the nature and severity of the student’s functional limitations, the appropriate scores and tests administered (if applicable) and the substantiation of the need for specific accommodations.
- You can upload the documentation to your AIM account, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or your healthcare provider can fax the forms to (989) 964-7164. If there is additional information, that can also be included.
Step Three: Make an Appointment With an ARA Representative for an Intake Appointment
Once one of our professionals have reviewed your documentation, you will receive an email to set up an intake appointment with our intake coordinator. This meeting will determine what accommodations are needed to assist you during your time at the University.
Steps in Review
- Register with the ARA using the AIMS system.
- Collect all of the necessary documentation from the appropriate health care provider. Then have the health care provider fax the documents to the appropriate location or you can upload the documentation into AIMs.
- Finally, meet with an ARA Representative at the appointed time.
Director of Accessibility Resources and Accommodations
Associate Director of Accessibility Resources and Accommodations