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 AccessAbility 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 academic adjustments in a timely fashion, failure to provide sufficient advance notice may impede delivery service.
In order to begin the process with Student AccessAbility Services, you need to have received a letter of acceptance from the college with a student I.D. number. Click on the link for "Application for Services", enter your student I.D. number, password and then complete the Intake form. After we have received your completed intake form we will contact you for an appointment. If you need further assistance with this process, come to the Student AccessAbility Services located in the UBS Student Success Center (Room E-107). Students who have questions related to the Americans with Disabilities Act are advised to contact Dr. F. Apfel, Student AccessAbility Services Coordinator as well. For an appointment students may call (203) 857-6840, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or come to Student AccessAbility Services located in the UBS Student Success Center, Room E107 on the East Campus.
In addition to the services available to all NCC credit division students, which include:
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 AccessAbility Services at colleges are significantly different from High School special education services. Please understand that the college does not offer a special education curriculum or a comprehensive program of services designed especially for students with disabilities. We provide academic adjustment(s) to eligible students, based on documentation provided by the student, unless such academic adjustment(s) would fundamentally alter the essential nature of a course or program, result in an undue financial or administrative burden, pose a safety threat, or constitute services or devices of a personal nature. As an orientation for you we have inserted the following links for you to review before contacting our staff.