服务 for students with disabilities are provided to students who request them. It is a personal decision to disclose the existence of a disability and to request accommodation, and a decision not to disclose will be respected. While academic accommodations can be requested any time during a semester, please be aware that academic accommodations cannot be made retroactively and do not take effect until the student has registered with the Counseling and Career Development Center and the instructor has been provided with an accommodation letter.

Individuals must reapply for accommodations each semester they are a student at Montgomery 社区 College. 服务 are available virtually, on the phone, and in person.

什么是残疾?

A disability under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act is described as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of the individual. 例子包括:

• Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder
• Blindness/Visual Impairment
•耳聋/听力不好
•学习障碍
•身体残疾
• Psychiatric Disabilities
• Speech and Language Disabilities
•创伤性脑损伤
• Other disabilities that include conditions affecting one or more of the body’s systems.

HOW TO REQUEST ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATIONS

1. Schedule an intake interview with Montgomery 社区 College’s Counselor to complete necessary forms.

2. Submit documentation of the special needs/accommodations/disability which will be used to evaluate requests for reasonable accommodations and/or auxiliary aids. 虽然有帮助, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is not sufficient for documenting a disability or receiving reasonable accommodations. Documentation must include the following:

• A diagnostic statement identifying the special need/accommodations/disability, date of the most current diagnostic evaluation, and the date of the original diagnosis.
• A description of the diagnostic tests, methods, and/or criteria used.
• A description of the current functional impact of the special needs/accommodations/disability which includes specific test results and the examiner’s narrative interpretation.
• Treatment, medications, and/or assistive devices/services currently prescribed or in use.
• A description of the expected progression or stability of the impact of the special needs/accommodations/disability over time, particularly in the next few years.
• The credentials of the diagnosing professional if not clear from the letterhead or other forms.

3. The counselor will review and evaluate the documentation which will include the impact of the documentation on the goals and standards of the academic program, 课程, 和/或活动. The student will be notified once documentation is reviewed to determine whether it meets the established criteria, verifies the existence of a disability, and establishes how the requested accommodation will be effective. The process of determining reasonable accommodations is a collaborative effort between you, 大学辅导员, a professional providing the documentation, and the 课程 instructor or program director, 如果有必要的话.

4. The 咨询中心 will issue an accommodation letter to the student’s instructor(s) if reasonable accommodations are determined. 之后的每个学期, the student must repeat the process by submitting appropriate documentation, 完成形式, and meeting with the counselor to develop appropriate accommodations.

5. Individuals may use the formal or informal process for dispute resolution, 如果有必要的话 (see Student Handbook under Student Grievance/Complaint Procedure).

Montgomery 社区 College recognizes that disabilities include mobility, 感觉, 健康, 心理, 学习障碍. It is our intent to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. There are three kinds of accommodations that are not considered reasonable:

(1) It is not a reasonable accommodation if making the accommodation or allowing participation poses a direct threat to the 健康 or safety of others;
(2) It is not a reasonable accommodation if making the accommodation means making a substantial change in an essential element of the curriculum (educational viewpoint) or a substantial alteration in the manner in which services are provided; and
(3) It is not a reasonable accommodation if it poses an undue financial or administrative burden.

摩根Elkins

摩根Elkins

Counselor/第九条 Coordinator

(910) 898-9619