In order to receive disability-related accommodations and/or support services, the student must self-disclose the presence of a specific disability and provide the appropriate documentation to the CTLE. The CTLE will handle all accommodation requests on an individual basis to ensure the student’s needs are being met and the documentation supports the stated disability. If the documentation supports the requested accommodation as reasonable, then the requested accommodations may be granted. Incomplete documentation may delay this important process. Students are encouraged to be proactive. It is important to keep in mind that despite the existence of a qualifying disability, the requested accommodations may be denied if they are determined to be unreasonable or inappropriate.
The CTLE provides academic accommodations for students with documented disabilities in accordance with the ADA. These accommodations may include extended test taking time, computer use during testing, alternative test formats and readers. Students must schedule a meeting with the Learning Enrichment Specialist or the Reading Specialist at the beginning of the semester to discuss academic accommodations.
If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Mary Ellen Pichiarello by phone at 570 – 941 – 4039 or email.