IAIA - Institute of American Indian Arts

ADA Accommodation Program

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accommodation Program, sometimes referred to as disabilities services, is committed to supporting IAIA’s mission to promote the artistic, intellectual, professional, cultural, and spiritual development of each individual student. In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, IAIA is committed to providing qualified students with disabilities equal access to academic courses, programs, and college activities.

Students in need of accommodations should self-identify themselves to the Student Success Center, which oversees the ADA Accommodations Program and provide appropriate documentation of their disability. In the state of New Mexico, documentation includes: a state ADA document; a medical doctor’s diagnosis with limitations addressed; a psychologist’s clinical evaluation with recommendations; or a high school educational review committee’s Individual Education Program summary with recommendations. After registering with our ADA office, the director or assigned counselor will work with the student to identify accommodations that are appropriate to the student’s needs, academic program and campus life experience. In addition, the Counseling/ADA program provides annual training for faculty to address the in-class needs of the disabled student and acts as an advocate for the student.

For more information:

Jeminie Shell, Retention Director
Student Success Center (SSC)


IAIA Disabilities Form (download file icon, 121.4 KiB)

For more information on Rights & Responsibilities of Students

For a Guide to Disabilities Rights & Laws