SCC is committed to providing equal access to the college’s educational programs and activities for students with disabilities through reasonable accommodations and services respective to the individual needs of the student.
Services are provided in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which states “no otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall, solely on the basis of his or her disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
Types of Disabilities
A disability is an impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. The categories of disabilities that are provided accommodations include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Visual Impairment
- Hearing Impairment
- Physical/Mobility Impairment
- Learning Disability
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Chronic Medical Condition (i.e. asthma, seizure disorders, neurological condition)
- Psychological/Psychiatric Condition
All students are expected to meet the same academic standards. To accomplish this for the student with a disability, accommodations may be necessary. Services may include, but are not limited to:
- Classroom and testing accommodations
- Note taking services
- Priority registration
- Assistive technology
- Disability counseling and advocacy
- Accessible Parking
It is the student’s responsibility to notify the office of Disability Support Services of his/her disability. If classroom adaptations, interpreters or academic aides are necessary, advanced notice of 30 days is required to coordinate these services. If you are a high school student, it would be beneficial to contact the Disability Counselor to arrange a meeting to discuss the differences and similarities in responsibilities as you transition from the high school to the college setting.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973) the following must be done in order for Southeastern Community College to provide reasonable accommodations:
- The student provides proof of the disability from a physician, psychologist or other appropriate expert stating the nature of the disability and recommendations for needed accommodations. The documentation must be within three years of the current enrollment term at SCC (high school IEP will not substitute). Exceptions are considered when the disability is of an unchanging nature. It is recommended that the student complete this step at least 30 days prior to the scheduled date of enrollment as stated in the SCC college catalog.
- The student provides a list of desired accommodations that he/she thinks will be needed to be successful in the classroom or clinical site.
- The counselor documents the accommodations that the college will provide as determined from the appropriate documentation and the student/counselor interview.
- All of the above information is collected by the counselor and placed in the student’s permanent record with a copy of the mutually agreed upon accommodations delivered to the Vice President of Student Development Services.
- The student and/or the counselor review the accommodations with each instructor prior to or at the beginning of each semester.
For more information, contact Sammie Worley at (910) 642-7141, ext. 263 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.