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Special Support Services


Purpose

Special Support Services provides prospective students and their families, enrolled students and their families, and employees with information regarding disability issues.

Special Support Services works with students and employees with disabilities on getting appropriate accommodations during their enrollment or employment at the College. Disability types include learning disabilities, impaired mobility, attention deficit disorder, psychological difficulties, and hearing and vision impairments. Accommodations for students and employees with disabilities are individually determined. Medical or psychological documentation must be provided when requesting accommodations. Furthermore, students and employees must sign a disclosure form, which notifies the College of an existing disability or impairment. Click here for the Disclosure of Disability form

 
Federal Law
 
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
 
"No otherwise qualified person with a disability in the United States...shall, solely by reason of his or her disability be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
 
 
The American with Disabilities Act of 1990
 
The American with Disabilities Act extends civil rights protections for people with disabilities to employment in public and private sectors, transportation, public accommodations, services provided by state and local government, and telecommunication relay services.
 
 
Who is protected under the law?
 
A "person with a disability" includes "any person who (i) has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of such person's major life activities; (ii) has a record of such impairment, or (iii) is regarded as having such an impairment."
 
 
Please contact Nell Causey at 706-865-2134, ext. 172,
or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."> for information.

 
 
 
 
Students with Disabilities: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities
 

http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/transition.html

 
 

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