Disability Services

Mid Michigan Community College recognizes the importance of encouraging and assisting each student in reaching his or her full potential.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, we ensure that admission, services, activities, facilities and academic programs are accessible to and usable by qualified students with disabilities. It is expected that students will make requests for accommodations well in advance of the start of the semester (a minimum of two months in advance is recommended).

Starting Spring 2017 — If you have already met with the Office of Disability Services to arrange accommodations, you can now download and print your accommodation letter online. Letters are valid until you graduate from MMCC. Please bring a copy when you meet with your instructors if you desire to use the accommodations. Log in to access your Accommodations Letter online →

Disability Brochure 2017

Updated May 11, 2017


Examples of Accommodations That May Be Available:

  • Assistive technology like scanning, reading, and voice dictation software.
  • Readers and scribes for students with visual impairments.
  • Notetakers are usually recruited from the student's classes. Funds may be available to compensate notetakers for students with hearing/visual impairments. Notetaking paper (NCR) is provided by MMCC and is available from Disability Services office.
  • Interpreters including sign language & other services for the deaf and hearing impaired. An appointment to discuss this service should be scheduled well in advance.
  • Taped textbooks for students with visual impairments through Access Text. Additional taping, such as course syllabi and handouts, should be arranged through the Disability Services office a minimum of two weeks in advance.
  • Testing accommodations such as extended time, quiet environment for testing are scheduled through the Disability Services office a minimum of one week in advance. Other requests may include readers and/or scribes, access to a computer and/or calculator, etc.
  • Tutoring through the Library and Learning Services (LLS) requested as early as possible. Emphasis will be on developing strategies for learning based on the student's strengths and abilities.
  • Additional services as deemed necessary and appropriate.

Examples of Impairments That May Make a Student Eligible for Accommodations:

  • Attention Deficit or Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/HD)
  • Learning Disabilities (Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, etc.)
  • Mobility and Injury-Related Disabilities
  • Psychiatric Disabilities (Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, etc.)
  • Sensory Impairments (Audio, Visual, etc.)

What Steps Should I Take to Acquire Accommodations?

  • Apply for admission to MMCC.
  • Complete orientation & placement testing.
  • Submit documentation to MMCC's Disability Services office.
  • Call (989) 386-6622, Ext. 181 or 636 to schedule an appointment with Disability Services to discuss documentation, placement scores, academic goals, reasonable accommodations, and request services.
  • Meet with each of your instructors during the first week of classes to discuss your accommodation needs.
  • Be aware that all services are arranged individually on an as-needed basis. The nature and extent of accommodations may vary from course to course, instructor to instructor, and semester to semester.
  • Be aware that services beyond those approved by the college and sponsoring community support agency must be arranged and paid for by the individual.

What Type of Documentation is Necessary to Acquire Accommodations?

No services or accommodations can be provided for a student who doesn't provide the necessary documentation which is written documentation from a doctor, high school counselor, or community service provider (such as Community Mental Health, Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Michigan Commission for the Blind, etcetera). Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) or 504 plans may be used but other documentation is preferred. Any and all information received regarding disability is strictly confidential.

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Contact Disability Services:

(Call 989-386-6622, Ext. 181 or 636 for an appointment)

Linda Jensen

Professional Counselor and Disability Services
ljensen@midmich.edu


 
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