According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), colleges are required to provide accommodations to students with a documented disability.

If you have a disability and are requesting accommodations, please visit the Center for Student Achievement (Room 204). We can offer a range of disability services based on your documentation to accommodate your needs.

Accommodations are awarded on a case by case basis depending on the documentation we receive. Listed below are possible accommodations you may receive, not required in every case.

Traditional Students

If coming right from high school, our office needs a copy of your IEP (Individual Education Plan) before any services are rendered.

If you do not have an IEP, we will need an evaluation from either vocational rehabilitation services, a psychiatrist, or a physician before any services are rendered. Contact Center for Student Achievement Lab for specific evaluation requirements.

The evaluation for ADD or ADHD must be within 3 years. The evaluation for a learning disability must be within 5 years. The evaluation for a psychiatric disorder must be within the past 6 months.

If your documentation is older, we will ask that you get reevaluated to best accommodate your needs.

To effectively accommodate you, we will also need the following paperwork filled out. This paperwork will remain in your file.

Non-Traditional Students

We will need an evaluation from either vocational rehabilitation services, psychiatrist, or physician before any services are rendered. Contact Center for Student Achievement Lab for specific evaluation requirements.

The evaluation for ADD or ADHD must be within 3 years. The evaluation for a learning disability must be within 5 years. The evaluation for a psychiatric disorder must be within the past 6 months.

If your documentation is older, we will ask that you get reevaluated to best accommodate your needs.

To effectively accommodate you, we will also need the following paperwork filled out. This paperwork will remain in your file.

Common Accommodations

Based on the documentation we receive, these are some of the most common  accommodations our office can provide.

  • Extended time on tests
  • Tests taken in the CSA Lab
  • Tests read aloud
  • Tape recording lectures
  • E-texts

Types of Disabilities and Possible Accommodations

ADD or ADHD

  • Extended time to complete tests
  • Note takers and/or tape recording lectures and/or copies of Powerpoints/class notes
  • Individual tutoring
  • Preferential seating in front of the class
  • E-texts
  • Tests taken in CSA Lab

Blindness

  • E-texts
  • Verbal descriptions of visual aids
  • Use of Kurzweil machine
  • Preferential seating in front of class

Health Impairments

These include, but are not limited to: Arthritis, Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Asthma, AIDS, and Heart Disease.

  • Note taker and/or tape recording lectures and/or copies of notes/powerpoints
  • Extended time on tests
  • Attendance accommodations
  • E-texts

Hearing Impairments

Types of hearing impairments include, but are not limited to: Hard of hearing, Deafness, and Auditory Processing Disorder which is the inability to process verbal information.

  • Note taker and/or copies of notes/Powerpoints
  • Closed-captioned films
  • Written assignments and lab instructions
  • Preferential seating in the front of the class

Learning Disabilities

  • note takers and/or allowing to tape record lectures
  • extended time on tests
  • tests taken in CSA lab
  • use of Kurzweil machine
  • tests read aloud
  • E-texts

Low Vision

  • Preferential seating in front of class
  • Large print handouts and assignments
  • E-texts
  • Enlarged screens on computer

Mental Illness

Types of mental illnesses include, but are not limited to: Mild Depression, Schizophrenia, and Bipolar Disorder.

  • Note taker and/or tape recording lectures and/or copies of notes and Powerpoints
  • Extended time on in-class assignments and tests
  • Tests taken in the CSA Lab

Mobility Impairments

Types of mobility impairments include, but are not limited to: Amputation, Paralysis, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Musclar Dystrophy, Arthritis, and Spinal Cord Injury.

  • Note taker and/or tape recording lectures and/or copies of notes/Powerpoints
  • Preferential seating in room
  • More comfortable seating arrangements
  • E-texts

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

  • Preferential seating near windows that open
  • An environment free of pollutants, tobacco smoke, pesticides, toxic and fragrant cleaning products, deodorizers, and exhaust fumes
  • Attendance accommodations
  • Attention to chemicals in lab work and art work
  • Alternative assignments

Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Extended time on in-class writing assignments and tests
  • Note takers and/or tape recording lectures and/or copies of notes/Powerpoints
  • Scribe
  • Tests read aloud
  • E-texts

Connie Disbro

Coordinator of Testing / Supplemental Instruction / ADA Compliance / Adjunct Instructor

M.B.A. Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne; B.S. Trine University

364

C202

connie.disbroancilla.edu

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Monday, Wednesday, Friday

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday

9:30 a.m.-10:40 a.m.; 12:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.