Mountwest

Student Disability Services

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Purpose

The purpose of Mountwest’s Office of Student Disability Services is to coordinate services for qualified students with disabilities as they pursue their educational goals at Mountwest Community and Technical College. This office acts as liaison between students with disabilities and faculty. Students must declare and provide appropriate documentation of their disability to this office in order to receive services. Documentation must include the stated disability, suggested accommodations, and the impact it is anticipated to have on the student’s learning experience. Accommodations provided can NOT fundamentally alter the nature of the course work.

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.

Documentation Standards

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:

  1. Date of the most recent visit to diagnosing professional (Give an example.)
  2. A clear statement of the diagnosis and the date of the original diagnosis
  3. A summary of diagnostic tests, methods, and/or criteria used to make the diagnosis including evaluation results and standardized test scores if applicable
  4. 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
  5. Recommendation for accommodations
  6. Documentation must be no more than five years old.