Disability Resource Center

Welcome to the University of Kentucky Disability Resource Center in the Office for Student Success. The DRC provides services to the University community so students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of University life. The DRC serves students with a wide array of disabilities and this web site provides valuable information for students, parents, faculty and staff related to various responsibilities, services and programs of the office. If you cannot find the information you are seeking, please do not hesitate to call our office (859) 257-2754. Our office hours are 8 AM to 4:30 PM.

If you are visiting the DRC from off campus, two reserved parking spaces are available in the lot beside the Multidisciplinary Science Building. Parking is also available in the Kentucky Clinic Parking Structure located on Huguelet Drive at a reduced rate. Please bring your parking stub to the Disability Resource Center to have it validated.


To Register with the Disability Resource Center

1. Complete the Online Intake form.

2. Login with your MyUK linkblue username and password.

3. Click "Register" and fill out the form to the best of your knowledge. The items marked with a red asterisk are required fields.

4. Attach documentation of a disability or condition to the online form. Please note that documentation is required prior to the provision of permanent accommodations. If you have questions regarding documentation please email drc@uky.edu.

5. Click Submit. You will receive an email reply to your official UK email confirming your submission.

6. Within 1-3 business days, you'll receive an email with further instructions from our office to schedule a meeting with a Disability Resource Center Consultant to finalize accommodations.


Announcements

Fall 2021 Finals and Letters of Accommodation

So that adequate notice of accommodations for Fall Finals can be provided for instructors, the last day for Letters for Accommodation for the Fall 2021 semester is November 23rd. Any accommodation letter after that date will be valid for the Spring 2022 semester.

Introducing the Neurodiverse Educational Social Initiative (NESI) 

The Neurodiverse Educational Social Initiative (NESI) is a pilot program by the Disability Resource Center. With the support of staff across the University of Kentucky, it is designed to supplement existing services offered across the University specifically in creating a sense of belonging and educational opportunities for neurodiverse students. NESI is open to all students, regardless of formal documentation of disability. All that is required is a desire to learn about neurodiversity and find a space to belong at UK. NESI is offered at no additional cost to students

NESI is designed to be staff led and student directed. On a weekly basis, students will meet to participate in activities such as dinners, board games or watch parties. Included in these meetings will be discussions of social topics and life skills. The schedule of these discussions is determined based on student input and interest. Students will also be referred to other resources at UK that partner with NESI to work with neurodiverse students.NESI is not a counseling program and does not replace therapy or other psychological treatment options.

For more information or to sign up, please contact John Caldora, Disability Accommodation Consultant at John.caldora@uky.edu

Interest Sessions for students considering NESI are:

  • Tuesday, August 24 @ 4:30 PM, Gatton Student Center 331
  • Wednesday, August 25 @ 6:00 PM, Gatton Student Center 331
  • Thursday, August 26 @ Noon, via Zoom: https://uky.zoom.us/j/89401817771

 

Support Animal Guidance Update

The updated guidance for on-campus students wishing to register their support animals in the residence halls is located in the FAQ section. Please be sure to read this information and provide the required forms prior to bringing your animal on campus.

2021 Letters of Accommodation

The DRC will continue to offer students the opportunity to download their Letter of Accommodation (LOA) for the 2021-22 Academic Year through our online student portal. To access this service, go to the link http://clockwork.ad.uky.edu/clockwork/user/SelfRegC/default.aspx. You should be able to generate the LOA automatically by clicking on the Accommodations Tab, then entering your link blue username and password. @uky.edu" or it will not allow you to access your letter. The letter should then be available for printing. We recommend you check the document for accuracy and keep an electronic and/or paper copy for documentation purposes. Your letter of accommodation will remain available at the link above, but will show the current date when printed. Because of the nature of their letter of accommodation, some students will not be able to download from the online portal. These students will need to contact their disability consultant via email to receive their letter. Also, if you feel you need to change your accommodations, please contact your consultant.. Do not request additional accommodations through the online portal.  A captioned video describing how to access and download your accommodation can be viewed by following this link: Accommodation Letter Video