Support Services

While DRES has a longstanding reputation for providing accommodations and an accessible campus for students with visible disabilities, we have also been providing outstanding services to students with nonvisible disabilities for more than 15 years.

This includes:

  • Having a learning disability specialist on staff who works with students on compensatory strategies in test preparation, test taking, reading comprehension, and written expression, and
  • Two clinical psychologists given the large growth in the number of students with ADHD, acquired brain injury, autism/Asperger's, and psychiatric disabilities.

DRES provides students with academic accommodations and access.  We also provide support services including academic skills/strategies training, case management, and coaching for organization, time management, structure, prioritizing, and motivation.

Individual therapy, support groups, crisis management, and/or consultation are available to all DRES students. Students may also seek mental health services through the Counseling Center, McKinley Mental Health, or various community agencies.

Academic consultation and screening is also offered for any University of Illinois student who is experiencing difficulty with their academic course work and suspects that he or she may have an undiagnosed disability such as ADHD or a learning disability.