2013-2014 Catalog

Office of Disability Services

Western Piedmont Community College provides equal access to education for persons with disabilities in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Americans with Disabilities Act. However, it is the responsibility of the student to make his or her disability known and to request academic adjustments or modifications. The Office of Disability Services advises and assists in securing academic adjustments and support services for qualified students with disabilities. Request for modifications, adjustments or accommodations should be made three working days before events or activities and submitted to the Coordinator of Disability Services. Every effort will be made to make reasonable adjustments.

In order to establish the student’s eligibility for services, documentation of disability is required of all students who request academic accommodations or modifications. Documentation should be submitted to the Coordinator of Disability Services and may include results of medical or psychological tests or other professional evaluations that verify the existence of a qualifying disability. Students with learning disabilities should provide a current psychological evaluation that states the specific learning disability and the functional limitation within the learning environment. All documentation and records provided will be maintained in a confidential manner as outlined in the Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.

Regular College procedures for application and admission apply to students with disabilities. For additional information, contact the Coordinator of Disability Services.