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Disability Services

Welcome to the website for of Office of Disability Services at Robeson Community College (RCC)!  Our office is committed to providing Disability Services to all students who may need additional support and/or accommodations regardless of their condition.

Federal law prohibits RCC from requesting information regarding an individual’s disability on the admissions application; therefore, it the responsibility of the student to contact of Office of Disability Services to disclose his/her disability and to request services.

Robeson Community College must ensure that reasonable accommodations are provided to disabled students in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Students seeking services must provide medical documentation to receive services.  Request for services must be made at least one month prior to needing accommodations and registering for classes.  A good faith effort will be made to accommodate all students; however, if requests are not received in a timely manner prior to when accommodations are needed, necessary services may not be possible until a later term.

Definition of a Disability:
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 defines a person with a disability as any person who (1) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one of more major life activities, (2) has record of such impairment, or (3) is regarded as having such impairment.  Major life activities include walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working, caring for oneself and performing manual tasks.

Disability Services Applications:
An application packet must be completed to begin the process for determining eligibility to receive disability services.  Packets are available in the Office of Disability Services.

Documentation Guidelines
To ensure the provision of reasonable and appropriate services and accommodations, students requesting these services must provide current documentation of their disability.  Current documentation is necessary to (a) establish that an individual has a disability, (b) identify the functional limitations and how they impact the academic performance of the student and (c) assists in developing appropriate accommodations.

Documentation must be current and from a service provider who is certified or licensed to evaluate or diagnose a particular disability.  These professionals may include a medical doctor, psychologist, ophthalmologist, educational diagnosticians and other certified service professionals.  If you received services in high school, please provide a copy of your most recent psychological or psycho-educational plan to the Office of Disability Services.

  • It should be noted that a school plan such as an Individualized education Program (IEP) or a 504 plan is insufficient documentation, but it can be
    included as part of a more comprehensive assessment battery.
  • Prior history of accommodations does not, in and of itself, warrant the provision of similar accommodations.

Typical Accommodations:
Once the Office of Disability Services verifies a student’s eligibility for services, the following accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

  • Test administration modification
  • Individual counseling
  • Tutorial services
  • Braille/talking calculators
  • Note taking services
  • Alternative forms of textbooks
  • Sign language interpreting services
  • Assistance with completing forms
  • Calculators of keyboards with large buttons

 

Anyone interested in receiving more information on Disability Services may come by the office in Building 13, Room 1302 or contact Danford Groves at dgroves@robeson.edu.