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Disability Resources for Students

Information for Parents and Families

How does my student get set up with an Academic Coach? DRS students can be referred to academic coaching by their Counseling Coordinator based on need and space. Students can learn about getting started with DRS by reviewing our Getting Started webpage or contacting us.

What is the contact information and hours of the DRS Office? DRS contact information is (206) 543-8924,, or
Please see the sidebar to the right for current office hours and drop-in times.

Does my daughter or son need to have a documented disability to utilize the Coaching service? Yes.  Students have to be registered and connected to the office. Students can learn about getting started with DRS by reviewing our Getting Started webpage or contacting us.

Do Coaches work with graduate and professional school students? Yes.

How can an Academic Coach assist my student? Each student has different needs. However, Coaches most often assist with providing organization, motivation, goal-setting, reflection, self-regulation, time management, study skills, outlining and insight into learning strengths. Coaches can assist greatly with providing structure and accountability.

How long can my student utilize an Academic Coach? A student have access to DRS Academic Coaching through their time at the UW. Undergraduates can meet with a Coach four times during each academic quarter, graduate & professional student will likely have a more individualized meeting schedule.

Is there a special university admissions process for students who learn differently? No. All students applying to the university go through the same process. In addition to this no student is required to disclose their status as an individual with a disability. However they are responsible for requesting services from DRS if they need or want them.

We also have more details about how DRS works with parents and families, and information about helping your student transition to college life.

Go to Parent Resources

Additional Academic and Campus Programs

CLUE (The Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment)

DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology)

Center for Disability Policy and Research

Center on Human Development and Disability

Center for Technology and Disability Studies

Disability Studies at the University of Washington

Instructional Center