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Universal Technical Institute provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who request them. UTI is committed to educational and work communities that are free from prohibited discrimination and harassment. UTI prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation/gender identity or expression, genetic information, and any other legally protected status in the provision of its courses, programs, services or activities.
UTI does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities seeking to apply to its programs. The admissions application process for students with disabilities is the same as for other students. Applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process should contact the Student Services Department. Prospective students with disabilities who would like to learn about the accommodations process and required documentation may choose to contact the Student Services Department. Contacts with the Student Services Department are strictly confidential, and this information will not be shared with the Admissions Office. UTI is aware that some prospective students with disabilities may choose to disclose their disabilities during the application process (for example, to help UTI understand adverse information in their educational records.) Such disclosure is entirely voluntary and optional. UTI will not use any information provided in a discriminatory manner.
UTI has designated the National Director of Student Services as the individual responsible for the coordination and administration of its non-discrimination and harassment policies. In addition, the National Director of Student Services has been designated to coordinate UTI’s compliance with Section 504, the ADA, and the Age Act.
National Director of Student Services16220 N Scottsdale Road, Suite 100Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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We've provided the following information on accommodations and other important campus resources to increase access on campus and enhance your overall UTI experience.
UTI is committed to educational and work communities that are free from prohibited discrimination and harassment
UTI welcomes the participation of students with disabilities in its programs and activities and provides reasonable modifications to qualified individuals.
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UTI welcomes students with disabilities. UTI is committed to making reasonable, appropriate, and effective modifications (commonly called “accommodations”) in policies, practices, and procedures for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act, and applicable state and local laws. A qualified student with a disability must have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; have a record of such an impairment; or be regarded as having such an impairment. Qualified students with disabilities also must meet the academic and technical standards for admission or participation in UTI’s educational programs and services.Qualified individuals with disabilities who comply with the process outlined below may receive reasonable modifications tailored to their individual needs to ensure equal access to UTI’s programs and services. Some examples of modifications may include extended time, use of assistive technology, and assistance liaising with external agencies such as rehabilitative services, if applicable. To receive services, each student must:
If a request for accommodations is denied, students may contact the Director of Student Services to discuss the decision or utilize the ADA/Section 504 grievance procedure.
Students are encouraged to submit all requested documentation promptly; ideally, requests for accommodations should be submitted approximately 6 weeks prior to the start date of the class for which accommodations are requested. This will allow the Student Services Department to ensure that approved accommodations are provided in a timely manner.
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To assist UTI in evaluating requests for accommodations, students with disabilities who seek modifications must provide documentation of the reported disability to the Director of Student Services. Students should provide the Director of Student Services with:
If UTI requires additional documentation, the Student Services Department will notify the student. Upon request, students may be required to provide the Director of Student Services or designee with the following from an appropriately licensed or credentialed professional that is on letterhead, dated, and signed:
Students bear the cost of obtaining this documentation. Some students may not need documentation if the disability is permanent, observable, and stable. Documentation provided must be current, generally, less than three years old. For conditions that are more permanent, documentation may be less recent. However, more current documentation may be required for chronic or changing conditions. Please consult with the Student Services Department about the need for, and appropriateness of, documentation.
Requests for certain accommodations such as note takers, sign language interpreters, and course materials in alternative format may take several weeks to fulfill. Students should obtain necessary documentation 6-8 weeks in advance of the applicable start date to avoid delays in participating in UTI’s programs and activities.
UTI will give primary consideration to the auxiliary aid or service that a student requests but may decide to provide alternative aids or services if they are effective. In addition, an effective alternative may be provided if the requested auxiliary aid or service would fundamentally alter the nature of a service, program, or activity.
An IEP or Section 504 plan generally will be sufficient to establish the need for accommodations. However, additional information may be required to determine the appropriate accommodations to be provided. The Student Services Department will make this determination on a case-by-case basis. Upon request, students should provide documentation to support a request for accommodations from appropriate professionals qualified to diagnose and treat hearing impairments, such as audiologists, otolaryngologists, and other speech/hearing specialists. Documentation should be on letterhead and include:
Students attending Manufacturer-Paid Training Programs are eligible to request disability-related accommodations by following the procedure outlined in the ADA/504 policy, unless otherwise noted in this paragraph. To request an accommodation, UTI graduates who have an existing accommodation plan should contact the CTG Manager of Support Services at 1-800-859-7249 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Manager of Support Services will review the accommodation request on file as well as the accommodation plan prepared previously. An individualized evaluation of the student’s needs and the nature and requirements of the manufacturer-paid training program will occur to determine the accommodations the student is eligible to receive, and to ensure that the student remains eligible to receive previously-granted accommodations. The Manager of Support Services will review the plan with the student, including any necessary modifications. As described above, students are responsible for providing the plan to the instructor. Students entering these programs from other schools and UTI graduates who do not have a prior accommodation plan must submit an accommodation request and required paperwork to the Manager of Support Services as outlined in the ADA/504 policy.
This procedure applies to complaints of discrimination and/or harassment based on disability, including complaints regarding student requests for accommodations or modifications.
Service animals assisting persons with disabilities are welcome in areas open to the public on UTI’s campuses. A service animal is a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with disabilities. In some instances, similarly trained miniature horses may qualify as service animals. Examples of work or tasks that service animals may perform include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, reminding a person with a mental illness to take prescribed medications, or alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure. If necessary to determine what service a dog provides, UTI staff may only ask: (1) whether the dog is a service animal required because of a disability and (2) what work or task the dog has been trained to perform. UTI staff will not ask about the individual’s disability, require medical documentation, documentation for the dog, or ask that the dog demonstrate its ability to perform the work or task. UTI may require additional information with respect to miniature horses.
Service animals may be excluded from UTI’s premises if the animal is out of control and the handler does not take effective action to control it or the animal is not housebroken. A service animal must be kept under control by a harness, leash, or other tether, unless the person is unable to hold those, or if such use would interfere with the service animal’s performance of work or tasks. In such instances, the service animal must be kept under control by voice, signals, or other effective means. The person with the disability may remain on campus without the animal if the animal is excluded for the aforementioned reasons. Service animals in training are welcome on UTI's campuses in the same manner, and subject to the same requirements as service animals that are fully trained.
UTI will allow support animals on its campuses on a case-by-case basis. Support animals are used by individuals with disabilities for emotional support, well-being, or comfort. Because they are not individually trained to perform work or tasks, support animals are not service animals. Students who request to have a support animal on campus must submit the request in writing to the Student Services Department and provide appropriate supporting documentation upon request.
Support animals can be excluded from UTI’s premises if the animal is out of control or the animal is not housebroken. They can also be excluded if the animal poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others that cannot be mitigated by reasonable modifications of policies, practices, or procedures, or the provision of auxiliary aids or services. A support animal generally must be kept under control by a harness, leash, or other tether, unless the person is unable to hold those, or if such use would interfere with the service animal’s performance of work or tasks. If such means cannot be used to control the animal, the support animal must be kept under control by voice, signals, or other effective means.
Questions regarding service animals should be directed to the Student Services Department. Individuals in Florida, Massachusetts, and North Carolina are also covered by their respective state law definitions of "service animal."
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