Welcome to Student Accessibility Services! We work with students with disabilities to assist them in fully participating in and having access to all of the programs and activities of the College. The College appreciates that each individual is unique; therefore, the access needs of each student who registers with Student Accessibility Services are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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In order to register with Student Accessibility Services, the student must complete an application online and upload the necessary documentation through the AIM Portal (see below).
Documenting a disability
Documentation to support a disability should include information regarding the nature of your impairment or condition, your functional limitations, and any appropriate accommodations.
General documentation guidelines:
- Documentation must be typewritten on business letterhead from a licensed professional -- not related to the student -- who is qualified to give a psychological and/or medical diagnosis. The licensed professional's name, credentials, and signature must appear on the documentation.
- Depending on the disability, the documentation may be a current neuropsychological or educational evaluation report.
- The documentation must include all pertinent diagnoses, clearly stated and explained. Information outlining testing/assessment tools must be included. Learning disability testing must include the actual standard test scores.
- Documentation must include information on how the disability currently impacts the individual and “how a major life activity is limited by providing a clear sense of severity, frequency, and pervasiveness of the condition(s)."
- All pertinent positive and negative effects of mitigating measures must be addressed. This could include a description of treatment, medications (and potential side effects), and assistive devices with estimated effectiveness of their impact on the disability.
- Documentation should provide recommendations for accommodations for the individual and include the rationale for the recommended accommodations.
These forms may be used to provide information necessary to determine the following:
- The student is a qualified person with a disability as stated in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Identify functional limitations
- Determine reasonable accommodations
Documentation containing the information described above will be accepted in an alternate format.