All faculty and staff are more than welcome to make a referral to
the Office of Disability Services. To do so, ask the student to make a
request by appointment with the coordinator of the Office of Disability
Services during the first or second week of the semester – or – when the
need presents itself. Students may also self-refer.
- The Office of Disability Services requires appropriate documentation
of a disability from a certified professional which includes a
description of the person’s disability and a recommendation for
- If a student inquires as to whether or not they have a disability, a
campus referral or a recommendation to an outside referral source will
be provided relative to having the student assessed for a disability.
- Determination of accommodations is based on whether or not the
provided documentation supports the need for that accommodation. Should
the documentation warrant the accommodation, the student will be
provided with an accommodations request form which is to be discussed
with and given to the instructor by the student (Accommodations Request Form). All necessary arrangements to provide accommodation(s) will be made by the student and/or the Office of Disability Services.
- Instructors are asked to follow the accommodation procedure for students taking proctored exams (test taking procedures).
To become familiar with test proctoring as it relates to the Office of
Disability Services administering tests, reference the test proctor
policy (test proctor policy). Also, reference the procedure for students requesting the assistance of using volunteer note-takers (note taking procedure).
- The Committee on Accommodation and Disability has been established to address requests for program accommodations, course substitutions and/or waivers, and appeals (Current Chair is Rebecca Stephens, English Department).
- Please direct your question about the Office of Disability Services and program procedures to Jim Joque, Director (firstname.lastname@example.org or call 346-3365).