The Americans with Disabilities Act in conjunction with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act are Federal laws that protect people with disabilities, both life-long as well as short-term disabilities.
Students identified as having any type of disability are entitled and encouraged to request accommodations.
- Learning Disabilities
The Director of the Student Success Center handles academic accommodations.
- Psychological and Emotional Disabilities
The Personal Counseling staff handles psychological accommodations.
- Physical Disabilities
The Dean of Students handles physical accommodations.
Steps to take as a student with a disability…
The transition to college can be very confusing and it helps to take advantage of all the resources available to you. If you have a disability, it may be in your best interest to communicate this.
All students are encouraged to disclose disabilities that they feel may affect their academic success. We want you to succeed, and our ability to offer you the best education is made possible if you are receiving the appropriate assistance.
As the student you will need to:
- Submit documentation substantiating the disability. Though a disability may seem obvious, documentation provides professional recommendations regarding accommodations.
- Write, and include with the documentation, a letter or e-mail providing details regarding the specific accommodations you are requesting.
CCS will then:
- Review your request for accommodations
- Notify you regarding the status of your request
- Take appropriate measures to provide approved accommodations
Information disclosed to CCS regarding disabilities will not be shared with anyone except CCS staff who will assist in meeting your accommodation needs. You will be notified prior to the sharing of any information regarding your disability.
You are encouraged to self-disclose your disability to your instructors if you feel it will affect your academic performance. This should be done before the first academic assignment is due. You may choose to disclose at anytime during the semester but remember – retroactive accommodations cannot be made after an assignment is due or an exam has been taken.