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Student Disability Services

NCC is accessible to students with disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended. Students with disabilities that have been diagnosed and documented by a qualified professional may be eligible for services, depending upon documentation provided by the student. The documentation should be recent (preferably no more than three years old), specifically name the diagnosed disability, identify diagnostic testing mechanisms and procedures, and relate the testing results to the effect of the disability on learning and functioning in an educational environment.

Services are determined on a case-by-case basis. Due to the high demand for services and the nature of certain disabilities, students are advised to contact the Student Disability Services Coordinator and provide documentation well in advance of the beginning of the semester. At least six weeks is recommended. While every effort will be made to arrange accommodations in a timely fashion, failure to provide sufficient advance notice may impede delivery service. For an appointment students may call (203) 857-6840, email, or come to Student Disability Services located in the UBS Student Success Center, Room E107 on the East Campus. Students who have questions related to the Americans with Disabilities Act are advised to contact Dr. F. Apfel, Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities as well.

In addition to the services available to all NCC credit division students, which include:

  • Academic Advisement
  • Career Counseling
  • Educational Counseling
  • Personal Counseling (limited)
  • Referrals to Outside Agencies
  • Study Skills Workshops
  • Tutoring

The following services may be available for students with disabilities, based on documentation and within the parameters outlined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended:


Student Disability Services at colleges are significantly different from High School special education services.  As an orientation for you we have inserted the following links for you to review before contacting our staff.