The University of Georgia (UGA) Regents' Center for Learning Disorders (RCLD) is one of three centers across the state of Georgia established by the University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents to provide assessment, training, research, and resources related to students who have learning disorders (e.g., Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disorders, and Traumatic Brain Injury) that impact their functioning in the academic environment. A primary purpose of the RCLDs is to administer a consistent policy and clearly-defined disability eligibility criteria at USG institutions, allowing otherwise qualified students with Learning Disorders to access appropriate academic accommodations and services. Housed in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at UGA, the UGA RCLD serves students attending USG institutions located in the surrounding part of the state.
The UGA RCLD provides the following services:
- Comprehensive standardized assessments for students with suspected learning disorders,
- Review of documentation submitted by referring institutions in support of student requests for accommodations,
- Recommendations regarding appropriate accommodations and services,
- Consultation, networking, and program development to assist students, faculty and staff at referring institutions,
- Clinical training opportunities in graduate level psychology, education, and related programs, and
- Research focusing on assessment and accommodation of students with disabilities in postsecondary settings.
Policies governing center purposes, organizational structure, and operations can be found in Section 3.11 of the University System of Georgia Academic and Student Affairs Handbook.