A Note to Parents
We welcome parents or guardians to meet with
the director or advisor of the Disability & Assistive Technology Center prior to or at the time
of your child’s enrollment at UWSP. An ideal time to meet us is at
freshman or transfer Orientation. Parent input and support can often be
beneficial to your son or daughter’s educational and personal
development. We encourage your support and welcome your communication.
Please note that if you choose to communicate
with the Disability & Assistive Technology Center staff, and in
order for this communication to be functional, we need the permission
and cooperation of your child. Unless he/she is under the age of 18 or
has you documented as their legal guardian, a written consent signed by
the student is needed in order for us to discuss their progress with
you. In some cases, parents choose not to communicate with our office
staff and the student manages their entire affairs. In some cases, the
student refuses their parent’s involvement. And in other cases, a
parent chooses to touch base with us occasionally relative to their
child’s education, in which case we will need to make sure the consent
form is signed and placed in their student file.
We encourage you as parents or guardians to support your child in their pursuit of an education at UWSP. You can help by:
- Taking an interest in their education and campus life (by asking them how it’s going and listening)
- Reinforcing them for their successes and encouraging them when they are not as successful
- Giving them some independence, yet being there for them when needed
- Providing support and encouragement as it relates to their disability
- Helping them through times if they should experience academic difficulties
- Welcoming them home for visits or when the semester or academic year has ended.
Thank you in advance for your concern about your son or daughter’s
education at UWSP. And thank you for trusting that the Disability &
Assistive Technology Center will do all that we can to help your child
strive toward success.