“Those referrals take time and sometimes it’s expensive. It would be nice if there was money somewhere that students could use to go get an evaluation done. We do work with financial aid, for students who have it. If students don’t have financial aid, they are just kind of stuck.”
Kim Thiessen, Accommodation Counselor
The demand is rising while the budget falls
Needs exceed stigma
“My idea of ‘disability’ is that a person with a disability receives stigma from the culture. Removing the stigma requires rewriting the self.”
Elmer Carampot, disAbility Resources Center user
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