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Disability Services

 

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The Disability Services Office collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to all College Center programs and activities. We provide students with appropriate academic adjustments and auxiliary aids and services that are necessary to afford an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in a school's program. Current and prospective students are encouraged to contact our office as far in advance as possible to request and register for services.


If you can answer YES to one or more of the five questions, you may need an accommodation.

  • Do I have a physical, mental, or emotional disability that affects my ability to study, learn, process information, access classrooms or resources, or otherwise limits or interferes with my abilities to be a successful student?
  • Do I have problems studying, learning, processing information, concentrating, or getting things done even though I have never been diagnosed with a disability?
  • Did I need or have I received accommodations in high school or on a job?
  • Do I avoid reading because I do not seem to understand when I read something the first time?
  • Did I have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 Plan in high school?

When you schedule a visit to the College Center, please request a visit with the Student Support Specialist.


What are Appropriate Accommodations?

 

Appropriate accommodations are provided for individuals with diagnosed disabilities who request and apply for services.  Students who desire accommodations because of a diagnosed disability that impacts a major life activity, such as but not limited to learning, reading, concentrating, communicating, thinking, standing, and lifting must provide documentation of their disabilities. Students must request services each semester with the Disability Services Coordinator.

 

These services may include, but are not limited to, oral tests, extended time on tests, textbooks in alternative format, note takers, text to speech, and speech to text software, learning support, or accessibility. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis, considering the disability and course requirements.

 

Students who seek accommodation are expected to assume primary responsibility for their academic and personal needs.

 

Contact Jim Scholten, Student Support Specialist at the College Center:
(402) 241-6410 or email jscholten@collegecenter.org.