Student Disability Services is an office within Academic Affairs, which coordinates accommodations for undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities. We view disability as an important aspect of diversity and are committed to providing equal opportunity and meaningful access for all students. We partner with students, faculty, and staff to provide accessible environments and academic accommodations so that students can be curious, engaged, ethical, and purposeful citizens and leaders in local, national, and global contexts.
Student Disability Services has been designated by North Central College to coordinate reasonable accommodations in compliance with Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. Student Disability Services engages in an interactive process with each student on an individual, case-by-case basis to determine reasonable accommodations.
国产偷拍视频To be eligible for academic and/or housing accommodations, students must register with Student Disability Services and provide documentation of disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Disability is defined as:
Providing documentation is part of the process for determining reasonable accommodations. Since each student’s experience with disability is unique, we are committed to providing flexible options for documentation. Below is a list of acceptable forms of documentation, and methods of submission to the Student Disability Services. Students should select the option(s) that best fits their situation for verification of disability.
Option 1 - All Disabilities
The following form can be completed to support the student's disability by a healthcare professional (psychologist, psychiatrist, therapist, licensed certified social worker, medical doctor, optometrists, etc.) who is not a family member of the student. This will be used to determine eligibility for reasonable accommodation.
Option 2 - All Disabilities
A letter can be provided by a qualified treating or diagnosing healthcare professional (psychologist, psychiatrist, therapist, licensed certified social worker, medical doctor, optometrists, etc.) who is not a family member of the student. Documentation can be completed on the healthcare professional's official letterhead and signed by the credentialed professional. Information should contain:
Option 3 - All Disabilities
A neuropsychological or psychological report ideally completed after the student’s thirteenth birthday is acceptable documentation.
Option 4 - Learning Disabilities, Developmental/Cognitive/Intellectual Disabilities or Autism Spectrum
An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is accepted for students with Learning Disabilities, Developmental/Cognitive/Intellectual Disabilities or students diagnosed on the Autism/Asperger's Spectrum. However, the last IEP (Transition) is not accepted. Student Disability Services requests the three year re-evaluation and/or psychological report with eligibility. These documents may be requested from the high school. While Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is not a learning disability, students are eligible for accommodations supported by documentation from Options one, two or three.
Option 5 - Deaf/Hard of Hearing
国产偷拍视频Diagnostic results from a full hearing test performed by a qualified professional. Documentation must also address the following:
Option 6 - Blind/Low Vision
Students who are diagnosed as blind/low vision must provide a copy of the complete ocular examination from an optometrist or ophthalmologist that includes:
Documentation can be attached to the form, mailed, faxed, emailed or dropped off.
国产偷拍视频Students have the right to report an allegation of discrimination in which the student has experienced harassment or discrimination in which they have been denied equal access on the basis of a disability. Students can report experiences of harassment or discrimination online or to a staff member.
Online Reporting via the Bias Incident Reporting Form:
If the matter cannot be resolved by the Director of Student Disability Services or if the complaint involves the director, the student can fill out the online or contact the 504 Coordinator directly. Students can request that their allegation be investigated through the Formal Resolution Procedure outlined in the Discrimination, Harrassment, Sexual Misconduct and Retaliation Policy.
The Formal Resolution Procedures is intended to provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints involving discrimination on the basis of disability.
国产偷拍视频Retaliation against persons involved in reporting, investigation or informal resolution process is prohibited. Retaliation will be treated as a separate violation of the policy.
If the complaint cannot be resolved at the college level, the student may choose to file a complaint with the Federal Office of Civil Rights.
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475
Chicago, IL 60661-4544
Fax: 312-730-1576; TTY: 800-877-8339