Psychiatric Disorders

To obtain disability services and accommodations, students must register with DRS by providing current and appropriate medical or professional documentation and by meeting with an DRS coordinator for an intake appointment. Based on the individual student's documentation, the coordinator will assess the student's functional limitations and academic needs, and from those, will determine the necessary services and accommodations for which the student is eligible. After registering for classes each semester, students are responsible for scheduling an appointment with their coordinator to arrange reasonable accommodations and services for that semester.

In addition to the general services available to all students registered with DRS, the following services may be available to students who have been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder:

  • Special advising and strategic scheduling of classes
  • Permission to audio record lectures
  • Weekly meetings with professional staff to monitor progress
  • Test accommodations
    • Extended time
    • Low stimulus environment
  • Referral to appropriate support groups
  • Psychological counseling through the Psychological Counseling Center
  • Tutor referral
  • Occasional and reasonable relaxation of attendance policy in cases where attendance is not an essential component of the course (See: Attendance Policies - http://www.memphis.edu/drs/pdfs/Attendance_Policies.pdf