The purpose of Mountwest’s ADA Student Support Services is to act as a facilitator of services for qualified students with disabilities as they pursue their educational goals at Mountwest Community & Technical College. The office coordinates services between the student and faculty and will assist in providing reasonable accommodations for students with a registered disability on file. The appropriate accommodations will be granted to students who are registered with the ADA office and who have provided the office with appropriate documentation from a licensed or certified professional. Documentation must be appropriate for evaluating the student’s disability and the impact the disability will have on the student’s academic performance.
Students will need to bring the appropriate documentation to the ADA student coordinator at Mountwest Community & Technical College. The student and the ADA Student Coordinator will meet in order to discuss the accommodations for which the student is entitled. The ADA Student Coordinator will notify the student’s instructors in writing as to the accommodations the student is entitled to receive. The ADA Student Coordinator will provide these letters to the student, and the student will then hand deliver these letters to the instructors.
We encourage students to be independent and to be advocates for themselves in terms of ADA services. The office maintains an open-door policy, and students are encouraged to stop by at their convenience.
All documents should come from a professional in the field, be submitted using the professional’s letterhead, and must include their address, phone number and licensing numbers.
Documentation should include:
- Date of the most recent visit to diagnosing professional (Give an example.)
- A clear statement of the diagnosis and the date of the original diagnosis
- A summary of diagnostic tests, methods, and/or criteria used to make the diagnosis including evaluation results and standardized test scores if applicable
- A description of the current functional impact of the disability including specific test results, specific substantial limitations related to the disorder, especially those involved in attending a post-secondary educational institution
- Recommendation for accommodations
- Documentation must be no more than five years old.