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Accessing Services

Accessing Services

The Office for Disability Services provides reasonable accommodations, auxiliary aids and support services. We provide these services to students with documented disabilities. We base these services on the student's disability documentation, functional limitations and an intake process.

The intake process is a collaborative effort to assess student needs. Learn more about our disability services. 

 

What are the available services for functional limitations?

We may provide services based on functional limitations. These include: 

  • Exam accommodations —including extended time and use of adaptive technology 
  • Alternative media —including texts on tape/CD, e-text and Braille 
  • Access to class notes 
  • Sign language interpreters/real-time captioning 
  • Assistive technology including software programs 
  • Disability counseling and advocacy 
  • Adaptive furniture

What must I do to receive disability services?

You must provide certain information to receive disability services. You must: 

  • Provide documentation based on your disability. See below for details. 
  • Provide yearly updates due to the changeable nature of your disability. HACC will contact you if you need to provide a yearly update. 
  • Provide your name, address and phone number. We will contact you after we review your documentation.

We maintain all documentation with confidentiality.

 

What documentation does HACC require for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder?

A licensed mental health professional must conduct the assessment/evaluation. Documentation must: 

  • Be current. You must have completed it within the last three years. 
  • Be typed on official letterhead. 
  • Include the date, name, title and professional credentials of the evaluator. 
  • Be comprehensive. It must include the method of diagnosis and a specific diagnosis of ADHD based on DSM-IV criteria. 
  • Describe the limits the ADHD imposes. It should describe the impact of ADHD on a major life activity in an educational setting. 
  • State the specific recommendations for academic adjustments/accommodations.

 

What documentation does HACC require for a learning disability?

A licensed psychologist or neuropsychologist must conduct the assessment/evaluation. Documentation must: 

  • Be current —completed within the last three years. 
  • State the specific disability. 
  • Describe the limits the disability imposes. It should describe the impact of the disability on a major life activity in an educational setting. 
  • State the specific recommendations for academic adjustments/accommodations. 
  • Be typed on official letterhead. 
  • Include the date, name, title and professional credentials of the evaluator. 
  • Include psychological testing information. This includes specific test(s) (e.g. Wechsler or Stanford) and/or assessment procedures. 
  • Include standardized academic testing results. List the name of instrument administered (e.g. Woodcock Johnson Psychoeducational Battery, WRAT, KTEA or PIAT).

 

What documentation does HACC require for a medical or physical disability?

You must provide a letter from a qualified physician or appropriate medical practitioner. This letter must: 

  • Be typed on official letterhead. 
  • Include the physician's or medical practitioner's name, title, professional credentials and assessment date. 
  • State the specific disability. 
  • Describe the limits the disability imposes. It should describe the impact of the disability on a major life activity in an educational setting. 
  • State the specific recommendations for academic adjustments/accommodations. 
  • Include the duration of the disabling condition.

 

What documentation does HACC require for a psychological disability?

A licensed mental health professional must conduct the assessment/evaluation. Documentation must: 

  • Be current —completed within the last three years. 
  • Be typed on official letterhead. 
  • State the specific disability. 
  • Reflect the student's current level of functioning. Include the date, name, title and professional credentials of the evaluator. 
  • Include psychological testing information. It should state the specific test(s) (e.g. Wechsler or Stanford) and/or assessment procedures. 
  • Describe the limits the disability imposes. It should describe the impact of the disability on a major life activity in an educational setting. 
  • State the specific recommendations for academic adjustments/accommodations.