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Getting Started


Schedule an Appointment

Please contact SDS at (865) 974-6087, (865) 622-6566 (video relay)  to schedule a Welcome Meeting with the Accommodations Coordinator.  The Coordinator will talk with you about your accommodation needs and begin to develop an accommodations plan with you.


Complete Registration Form

Complete the online Registration Form prior to your appointment. Please be sure to include as many details as possible. You will be able to upload a copy of your documentation on the form. The following formats are preferred: Word, PDF, Text or RTF file.


Provide Documentation of Disability

Review the applicable SDS documentation guidelines for more information about what should be included.  Students who require additional testing for Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorders may contact SDS for options in the Knoxville area.

PLEASE NOTE: You should not delay meeting with SDS out of concern for not having the correct (or any) documentation.  If needed, the Coordinator can discuss with you any specific documentation needs during your Welcome Meeting.  Our priority is on meeting with you and providing accommodations as soon as possible.  Provisional accommodations may be provided to allow students time to procure any needed documentation.


 Attend Welcome Meeting

During the Welcome Meeting, the Coordinator will engage you in an interactive conversation about how your disability impacts you, as well as the accommodations needed to address that impact.  The Coordinator will evaluate any documentation presented in advance of the Welcome Meeting, as well as discuss any additional documentation presented by you at the time of the Welcome Meeting.  Our goal is to ensure that you have equal access to all courses and activities at UT in as timely a manner as possible.


Satellite Campuses

Student Disability Services at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville may conduct a virtual Welcome Meeting once a student has submitted a Registration Form. In the meantime, you may reach out to our contact at the corresponding campuses to gather more information.

Tullahoma

Contact: Barbara Birdsong, Coordinator
birdsong@utsi.edu
Phone: 931-393-7318

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