Acquiring the services you need to succeed at Central Community College
You (the student) drive the process of requesting accommodations for a disability.
Accommodations will be provided when you identify yourself as a student with a disability. To ensure that accommodations provide effective access requires a deliberative and collaborative process that is responsive to the unique experience of each individual. The disability services director engages in a structured interview with the student to explore previous educational experiences, past use of accommodations and what has been effective in providing access. However, if the student is unable to clearly describe how the disability is connected to an educational barrier and how the accommodation would provide access, the institution may need to request third-party documentation focused on making a connection.
Reasonable accommodations depend upon the nature and degree of severity of the documented disability. While the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 requires that priority consideration be given to the specific methods requested by the student, it does not imply that a particular accommodation must be granted if it is deemed not reasonable and other suitable techniques are available.
Intake and Academic Accommodation Process
- Student provides appropriate verifying disability documentation.
Documentation should be from the treating medical provider and include at a minimum a statement of diagnosis, length of treatment for diagnosis, functional limitations in activities of daily living, prescribed medications and any other pertinent information.
- Student schedules an intake interview with a disability services director.
- Disability services director reviews documentation provided for history of accommodation use.
- Disability services director evaluates individual's request through an interview with the student.
- Disability services director and student together determine reasonable accommodations and create academic accommodation letters for faculty.
- Student will initiate review of accommodation needs at least once per semester.
The identification and disclosure of any disability is considered confidential. The information is released to other CCC employees on a need to know basis with a “Release of Information/Student Intake Form" signed by the student. There are limits to the confidentiality of student records as outlined in the college's "The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act" document.
The Central Community College Disability Services Office can provide or help you obtain: (this is not meant to be a complete list of available services)
- Readers, proofreaders, tutors, note-taking assistance
- Testing accommodations
- Advocacy training
- Textbooks in alternative format
- Assistive technology