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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How to Register and Request Accommodations

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 and your functional limitations, as well as any accommodations considered appropriate.

General documentation guidelines:
  1. 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 name, credentials and signature of the licensed professional must appear on the documentation.
  2. The documentation must include all pertinent diagnoses, clearly stated and explained.
  3. Information outlining testing/assessment tools must be included. Learning disability testing must include the actual standard test scores.
  4. Documentation must include information on how the disability currently impacts the individual and document “how a major life activity is limited by providing a clear sense of severity, frequency and pervasiveness of the condition(s)."
  5. 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.
  6. Documentation should provide recommendations for accommodations for the individual and include the rationale for the recommended accommodations.

Depending on the disability, the documentation may be in the form of a current neuro-psychological or educational evaluation report or for medical and/or psychiatric conditions, use the Disability Verification form. Students whose medical condition is Asthma or Allergies should instead use the Asthma and Allergy Verification form. Please see Specific Documentation Guidelines below for more information.

When uploading documentation each evaluation/report must be submitted as one file.  Individual pages are not accepted. If a file is over 3MB follow the directions below, "How to Reduce the Size of a PDF".