Accommodations for Students with Special Needs

The Director of Academic Advising will work with Academic Accommodation Committee to advise and provide support services to all students with mental or physical disabilities covered under ADA or the 1973 Rehabilitation Act Section 504, or ADA Amendments of 2008.  Students requesting special assistance, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids, either temporary or permanent, are required to submit documentation to the Director of Academic Advising.  This documentation must indicate that their disability substantially limits one or more of the major life activities, interferes with his or her performance in course work, prevents access to classes, enrollment or other college services.

Reasonable and appropriate support services could include, but are not limited to:  tutors, interpreters, extra testing time, distraction free testing room, readers, note-takers, large print handouts or tests, and specialized or adaptive equipment. 

Requesting Accommodations

  1. Students should contact the Director of Academic Advisement and complete an Academic Accommodation Request. The request must be submitted for each semester that the student needs accommodations.
  2. Students are encouraged to contact the Director of Academic Advisment as early as possible because some accommodations may take weeks or even months to arrange.
  3. Students will need to provide comprehensive documentation of learning or physical disability which is complete and supports the request for accommodations.
  4. The documentation should be an age appropriate assessment conducted within the past three years by a trained and qualified professional that shows the students current level of functioning and how the disability affects academic performance.
  5. If the documentation does not contain objective data regarding aptitude, achievement and information processing, the Academic Accommodation Committee may request a re-evaluation at the student’s expense before consideration is given.
  6. All requests for accommodations and services will be considered on a case by case basis.
  7. The Director of Academic Advisement will develop an Academic Adjustment Memo for each of the student’s instructors outlining the accommodations.
  8. Students must self-identify each semester as a person with a disability by presenting a copy of the Academic Adjustment Memo to each instructor they want notified.
  9. Students can self-identify at any time during an academic course but Coffeyville Community College has no responsibility to make accommodations retroactive.
  10. The instructor and student should sign and agree to the Academic Adjustment Memo and return the original copy to the Director of Academic Advisement.
  11. A student should report to the Director of Academic Advisement any difficulty they may be experiencing with the agreed upon accommodations.