Student AccessAbility 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.
What SAS offers NCC students
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 to Apply for Services, review the Steps, and complete the Intake form. After we have received your complete intake packet we will contact you for an appointment. If you need further assistance with this process, email the SAS Educational Assistant, Jeanne Lanzetta – firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the services available to all NCC credit division students, which include:
- Academic Counseling
- Career Counseling
- Personal Counseling
- Referrals to Outside Agencies
- Study Skills Workshops
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:
- Academic Adjustments (Accommodations)
- Assistive Technology
- Auxiliary Aids
- Self-Advocacy Counseling
SAS differs from High School special education services
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.
- Going to College (A web site containing information and video clips about college life for students with disabilities)
- The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)
- Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities
- Auxiliary Aids and Services for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities
- OCR, Dear Parent Letter: Transition of Students with Disabilities
- Parents’ Guide to Transition
- Transitioning from High School to College: A Spotlight on Section 504
- Community College