Accommodation Services

Bellin College provides support services for students with documented disabilities.  We encourage students who have a documented disability to communicate their educational needs to us and use our services.

We collaborate with students, faculty, and staff to coordinate support services and accommodations for students with a documented disability in accordance with hyperlink to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the hyperlink to Americans with Disability Act (ADA).

What is an example of a documented disability?

Documented disabilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Blind or Visually Impaired
  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder

What support services does Bellin College provide?

We offer these services to assist qualified students reach their educational goals:

  • Extended time on exams
  • Reduced distraction testing environment
  • Private testing environment
  • Note taking
  • Enlarged print material
  • Alternative learning devices
  • Counseling referral

I am thinking about attending Bellin College and need an accommodation, where do I start?

Students must first provide documentation of disability from a qualified, licensed professional (student incurs expense).  The documentation must include diagnosis of disability, severity of the disability, and impact of disability in an educational setting.  Licensed professional is required to complete one or both of these documents as necessary:

Verification of Physical Disability and Functional Limitation

Verification of Psychiatric Disability

Verification of Visual, Hearing, and/or Health Impairments

I have the required documentation, what do I do next?

To determine if reasonable accommodations are needed, students must schedule an appointment with the Accommodations Specialist.  You will be asked to share your documented disability for review.  Requests will be granted for reasonable accommodations supported by the documentation.  Accommodations are kept confidential.

If I receive a testing accommodation, do I take my exams in the classroom with my peers?

Students granted a testing accommodation are required to take all exams in the Bellin College Library.

How long is my accommodation valid?

Accommodations are valid for one academic year. Students must review individual accommodation plans with the Accommodations Specialist prior to the start of academic year. Failure to do so may result in loss of accommodation.

I have a temporary disability, can I receive an accommodation?

Students with temporary disabilities such as a broken arm with the inability to write are eligible to receive a temporary accommodation.  Proper documentation would still be required.

Resources:

Bellin College Students with Disabilities Policy Statement

Disability Services Policies and Procedures

Resource Guide for Students with Disabilities

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