Support for Accommodations Request
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, individuals with disabilities are guaranteed certain protections and rights for equal access to programs and services. In order to access these rights in higher education, an individual must present documentation indicating that the disability substantially limits some major life activity.
The Support for Accommodation Request (SAR) form has been developed as a tool for summarizing documentation from a student’s secondary school experience. Students and their teachers or transition coordinators can use the following instructions to complete the SAR, summarizing relevant and useful information from a variety of sources (IEPs, assessments, reevaluations, high school records). The SAR can be used as the basis for verifying eligibility and supporting requests for accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids at the post-secondary level.