Wellness Center: Disability and Learning Resource Center
The mission of the Disability and Learning Resource Center (DLRC) is to support a universally accessible educational community that fosters full participation and contribution of every member. The DLRC carries out its mission by delivering innovative and high quality services to SAIC students with disabilities and by facilitating and advocating for reasonable accommodations so that students have equal access to all programs, activities, and services of the institution. The DLRC cultivates opportunities for students to articulate their strengths, empowers them to advocate for their own learning needs, and identifies and responds to the dynamic nature of student needs and learning environments.
All currently enrolled degree-seeking SAIC students are eligible to receive services from the DLRC.
How to Schedule an Appointment
Students may schedule an appointment by calling 312.499.4278 or emailing email@example.com. Appointments can also be made in person at 116 South Michigan Avenue, on the 13th floor. Regular DLRC hours are Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Specialists at DLRC are available to assist students with disabilities. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the DLRC works to provide equal access to all SAIC programs, services, and facilities for students with disabilities. The DLRC conducts outreach and programming on practical and artistic disability topics, serves as a resource for faculty and staff, and provides individual accommodations for students. These accommodations may include priority registration, extended time on exams, distraction-free testing area, note-taking assistance, use of a tape recorder, assistive listening devices, furniture modifications, housing modifications, interpreters, reduced course load, preferential seating, and accessible parking. Unlike in high school, students must take the first step towards receiving accommodations by providing appropriate documentation of a disability to the DLRC. DLRC staff will then work with the student to determine, implement, and monitor reasonable accommodations.
Trained specialists at the SAIC's DLRC provide individual assistance with academic assignments, as well as support with basic study skills including reading comprehension strategies, written language skills, note-taking, and organizational and time management skills. Sessions at DLRC are generally one hour in length and are tailored to each student's unique learning style. Students are eligible to receive academic support through DLRC if they have documentation of a disability, suspect they may have a disability, are currently enrolled in the First Year Access Program, are currently on academic warning or probation, are in need of individual strategy or study skill training, or have been specifically referred by another source at SAIC.