Academic Counseling
Accommodations and Disability Services

Accommodations and Disability Services

Welcome to CNCC’s Accommodations and Disability services. Our mission here at CNCC is to provide equal access to education. We are committed to creating educational opportunities and building a supportive and inclusive environment for all. CNCC fully supports and complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, including the 1974 amendments and the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendments Act of 2008.

Students who want to receive accommodations must apply for and provide appropriate documentation to the Counseling and Career Planning Office or ALAP. Refer to the links listed below.

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

In order to receive reasonable accommodations based on the effects of a disability, a student must first identify as a student with a disability with CNCC.  In general, that identification occurs through the Counseling and Career Planning Office or ALAP each office has an ADA Coordinator.

If you have a disability and are in need of an academic accommodation, you must first meet with the Coordinator of Counseling and Career Planning or ALAP Coordinator for an assessment of your needs and for recommended accommodations.  To make an appointment you can contact the Coordinator of Counseling and Career Planning or the ALAP Coordinator.  If you do not know whether you have a disability or not, meeting with the ADA Coordinator may allow you to receive an accommodation for one semester until further proof of disability is discovered.  It is recommended that you meet or contact with the ADA Coordinator before the semester begins.

If an accommodation involves an adjustment related to specific classes, ADA coordinator will issue a letter to that will be given to the instructor that verifies your eligibility and need for that adjustment.  The most common adjustment that is made is for extra time and/or an alternative testing location (Alternative Testing).

If you are requesting another type of accommodation that involves Residence Halls, Coordinator of Counseling and Career Planning may be involved in the process of verifying your need.  That verification will also require you to meet with Coordinator of Counseling and Career Planning.

If you are requesting accommodations that involves a CNCC sponsored activity please contact the Coordinator of Counseling and Career Planning or the ALAP coordinator.  Please make the request at least two week prior to the event to ensure that accommodations can be made.

If you require a service animal, please read the Service and Assistance Animals Policy.  A Service and Assistance Animal must be registered with CNCC.  Registration form and policy can be found on this page.

Students are required to provide supporting documentation for their requests for accommodations.  Documentation must confirm the student has a particular disability and provide information on how the disability might affect the student in a particular setting (e.g., in a class, in housing, etc.).  A particular accommodation request must be reasonable and consistent with the manifestations of the disability.   For more information about documentation, please go to Documentation Requirements or contact the ADA Coordinator listed below.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS

CNCC is required to provide reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities once the need for such accommodations is made known by the student to appropriate personnel.  Some accommodations are provided through auxiliary aids and services.  Others may require modifications to academic procedures and practices.  All accommodations must be related to disabilities defined as substantially limiting a major life activity.

Not all requests for accommodation may be determined to be reasonable and/or appropriate. Simply because a student received support at another institution or in elementary/secondary school does not guarantee he/she will receive it at CNCC (or any other higher education institution).

Whether a request for an accommodation is reasonable and/or appropriate is a decision that takes into account the individual need of a student, the resources available to CNCC, whether the accommodation is related to the limitation and whether it affects the essential elements of a course or major area of study.

The following services (as auxiliary aids and/or accommodations) provided by Accommodations and Disability Services are commonly utilized by students and are considered reasonable accommodations for the CNCC: alternative testing; alternative text; and note-taking support.  This list is not all inclusive; other accommodations can be provided depending upon a student needs.

Application for Services

This is first step as new student to applying to receive services

Intake Questionnaire

Questionnaire aids ADA Coordinator in understanding a student’s disability and assigning accommodations.

Documentation Requirements

Outlines the documentation required to receive accommodations

Roles and Responsibilities

Outlines the roles and responsibilities of students, faculty, and disability services in the accommodation process

Alternative Text Format Policy

Outlines Copyright laws and students responsibilities when it comes to alternative text

Alternative Text Format Request Form

Form used to request alternative text

Service and Assistance Animal Policy

Outlines CNCC policy and procedures for Service and Assistance Animal

Service and Assistance Animal Form

Used to identify and/or request service or assistance animal in the residence halls

Registration Form for Service and Assistance Animal

Form used to register service and assistance animal with ADA and residential life offices

Disability Service Appeal and Grievance Procedure

Outlines policy and procedures would like to appeal a denied accommodation or complaint about an accommodation not being provided, or a complaint about discrimination.

Helpful Links

Rehabilitation Act of 1973

http://www.ed.gov/policy/speced/reg/narrative.html

Americans with Disabilities Act

http://www.ada.gov/

Transitioning from High School to College

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

Auxiliary Aids and Services for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities

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

The Civil Rights of Students with Hidden Disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/hq5269.html

 

*Documentation accepted at this college might not be accepted by other institutions, agencies and/or programs (e.g. testing agencies, licensure exams, certification programs). Please check with the specific institutions and/or programs to determine their documentation requirements.*

 

For more information on Educational Accommodations and Disability Services please contact:

 

Caitlan Moore                                                                               Sheila Harper

charity [dot] stolworthy [at] cncc [dot] educaitlan [dot] moore [at] cncc [dot] edu (   )                                                       sheila [dot] harper [at] cncc [dot] edu

Coordinator of Counseling and Career Planning                  English Faculty/ALAP Coordinator

Toll Free: 800.562.1105, ext. 3205                                            Toll Free: 800.562.1105, ext. 1126

500 Kennedy Drive, Rangely, CO 81648                                  2801 W. 9th St., Craig CO 81625