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New students with documented disabilities who wish to request physical or academic accommodations must schedule a time to meet with the College disability services counselor as soon as they are admitted to the College to allow for sufficient time to collect and evaluate the required documentation, to arrange for accommodations, and to notify instructors.
One of the major differences between disability services in the K-12 setting and the college setting is responsibility.
- At the K-12 level, schools are required to identify children with disabilities, collect required documentation, and to provide appropriate accommodations to give that child an equal opportunity to be successful. Such processes include an Individual Education Plan (IEP).
- At the College level, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits colleges from identifying students with disabilities. College students must (1) self-identify and (2) provide sufficient documentation to clearly demonstrate a disability. The ADA allows for accommodations for “students who are otherwise qualified”.
New and returning students who request accommodations for a documented disability must:
- Early-register for classes each semester they request services in order to allow for sufficient time to provide accommodations
- Meet with the College disability services counselor each semester as soon as they know their class schedule and when services are requested for any other College activity
- Meet with the College disability services counselor if their class schedule changes
- Provide updated documentation as required
- Notify the disability services counselor any time they will be unable to attend any College activity for which accommodation services have been requested and arranged
Contact the Disability Services office