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What is an accommodation? Accommodations are an alteration of something. In this case it may be of a lesson, tests or work environment. The purpose of the accommodation is to help you in succeed at the skills you are working on.

One important thing to remember is that everyone learns differently. An accommodation is not given to you because you can’t learn, but simply because you learn differently! (Example: A person who has difficulty seeing is given glasses.) That example is an accommodation and it is no different than an accommodation you may need!

While you are in school, is a great time to find out what accommodations you use. If you are not sure, ask your school or VR counselor or your parents / guardian. This is a great topic to bring up at your IEP meeting. You can download and use our Accommodations Guide to help you ask questions and keep track of information about your accommodations.