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Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL
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Special Needs

Northern Illinois Says...

The main goal of the Center for Access Ability Resources (CAAR) is to provide appropriate support and accommodations to students with disabilities, who are otherwise qualifed, so that they may access the classes and activities at NIU. In addition, staff members strive to create and maintain a... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

Office of Admissions

Williston Hall 101, NIU

DeKalb, IL 60115-2857

United States

Phone: 815-753-0446

Fax: 815-753-1783


Admissions Information
Program / Service Name:Center for Access-Ability Resources
Type of Program:For all students with disabilities
Director:Nancy Kasinski
College Entrance Tests Required:Yes
Interview Required:No
Documentation Requred for LD:Psychoeducational evaluation - prefer within three years and with adult based norms.
Documentation Required for ADHD:Documentation from diagnostician/physician verifying diagnosis, diagnostic tests/criteria, medications, functional impact

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Services Offered
Calculator allowed in exams:Yes
Dictionary allowed in exams:Yes
Computer allowed in exams:Yes
Spellchecker allowed in exams:Yes
Extended test time:Yes
Oral exams:Yes
Distraction-free environment:Yes
Accommodation for students with ADHD: Yes
Reading machine:Yes
Other assistive technology:Yes
LD specialists:Yes
Added costs for services:No
Priority registration:Yes

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Special Needs

  • Program / Service Name:
    Center for Access-Ability Resources
  • Type of Program:
    For all students with disabilities
  • Director:
    Nancy Kasinski
  • LD specialists:
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