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.

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.

Requesting Accommodations

As the student you will need to:

  • Contact the Student Disability Advocate, Katherine Naini, at 313.664.7858 or to discuss.
  • Submit documentation substantiating the disability. Though a disability may seem obvious, documentation provides professional recommendations regarding accommodations.

CCS will then:

  • Review your request for accommodations with you
  • 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 if you feel it will affect your academic performance. This should be done before the start of each term. 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.

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