Frequently Asked Questions
How can I arrange an intake interview to request equal access for a disability?
Call the ASSIST office at 847.635.1759 to arrange an appointment with an ASSIST staff member.
What will I need to bring to the appointment?
You will need to bring a photo ID and recent documentation of the disability for which you are requesting equal access. Appropriate documentation for a learning disability or AD/HD often includes a psychoeducational report, but may also include other documents from your high school or diagnostician. For a physical or psychological disability please bring the treating professional’s name, phone and fax number to the intake appointment.
What can I expect during the intake interview?
An ASSIST staff member will ask you questions about your learning strengths and challenges, your learning style, how your disability impacts your academic performance, your short and long term goals, and whether you would like to request accommodations for your disability.
How will I know what accommodations I will be entitled to for my disability?
An ASSIST staff member will work with you to establish accommodations once you have registered for your classes. If you have any questions regarding your accommodations, you should speak directly with an ASSIST staff member by calling 847.635.1759.
Do I need to do an intake every semester?
No, you do not need to do an intake every semester. If you would like to request the same accommodations each semester, you simply need to fill out an Accommodation Request Form at the front desk of the ASSIST office. Though many accommodations can be provided more quickly, it is advisable to request your accommodations at least four weeks before each semester begins.