We welcome students with disabilities and seek to provide opportunities for a positive college experience. Notification of a disability, with supporting documentation should be received prior to registration in order to determine appropriate and reasonable services, adjustments and implementation. Individual services are consistent with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act and are provided to each eligible student. Students with disabilities are advised to contact the Associate of Student Accessibility/Disability Services, Debbie Kosior, at either email@example.com or (860) 253-3005.
- The process is voluntary.
- This process is required each semester.
- You must submit paperwork validating the disability to Debbie Kosior at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Documentation should be current and relevant, and include a description of the disability and its functional/educational limitations.
- Schedule an appointment to meet with the Associate of Student Accessibility/Disability Services to determine individual academic adjustments.
- Academic adjustments will only be provided to those students who have completed this process.
- Academic adjustments are not retroactive.
Associate of Student Accessibility/Disability Services
Process for Working with Students with Disabilities
This document overviews disability support services including the roles and responsibilities of the Coordinator of Student Disability Support Services, the student, and faculty. Documentation requirements can also be found in the ACC Process For Working With Students With Disabilities 2018.
Who should I contact if I have a documented disability?
- Debbie Kosior at (860) 253-3005
Defining Reasonable Accommodations
A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a course, program, service, job activity, or facility that ensures an equal opportunity for qualified students with disabilities to participate in, and enjoy the benefits of, a service, program, or activity. Aids, benefits, or services need not produce equal results, but must afford an equal opportunity to achieve equal results. When necessary, Disability Services staff will consult with faculty regarding whether an accommodation would fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program or activity or whether an academic requirement is essential to the instruction being pursued or to any directly related licensing requirement. In doing so, Disability Services will examine the following:
- Barriers between individuals with disabilities and the campus environment in accessing courses, programs, services, jobs, activities or facilities without accommodations;
- Requested modifications, accommodations, and auxiliary aids;
- Whether the proposed accommodations would fundamentally alter the nature of the course, program, service, job, activity, or facility;
- Whether an academic requirement is essential to the instruction or to any directly related licensing requirement;
- Whether effective alternatives exist that would allow the individual with a disability to participate without lowering essential requirements or fundamentally altering the nature of the program.
When the University determines that a modification related to facilities or communication would result in a fundamental alteration or undue burden, Disability Services shall acquire the written opinion of the proper authority, i.e. department chair of impacted discipline, providing the reasoning supporting the decision.
What are some of the academic adjustments that I can receive at ACC?
- Student Disabilities Services is committed to helping students make the most of their academic experience. As such, we provide a variety of different academic adjustments including, but not limited to: extended testing time, closed caption, preferential seating, and assistive technology. All services are free and each student is evaluated on an individual basis. Please visit the academic adjustments page for a more comprehensive list of available academic adjustments.
When do I provide my documentation?
- It is recommended that students submit their paperwork validating their disability upon enrollment at ACC. They may submit documentation at a later date; however academic adjustments are not retroactive.
What do I need for verification of my documented disability?
- Please see the Disability Documentation Guideline to determine eligibility for academic adjustments at the postsecondary level: ACC Process For Working With Students With Disabilities 2018.
What if I have other questions?
- You can contact Debbie Kosior at (860) 253-3005
Notice of Non-discrimination
Notice of Non-discrimination: Asnuntuck Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, sex, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or genetic information in its programs and activities. In addition, the College does not discriminate in employment on the basis of veteran status or criminal record. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Yhara Zelinka, Title IX Coordinator, email@example.com (860) 253-3092 and Deborah Kosior, 504/ADA Coordinator, AS-DisabilityServices@asnuntuck.edu (860) 253-3005, Asnuntuck Community College, 170 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082.
Políticas Antidiscriminatorias: Asnuntuck Community College no discrimina por razones de raza, color, creencias religiosas, edad, género, nacionalidad, estado civil, ascendencia, historia presente o pasada de discapacidad mental o física, problemas de aprendizaje, orientación sexual, Identidad y expresión de género, o información genética, en sus programas o actividades. Adicionalmente Asnuntuck no discrimina individuos por razones pertinentes a la categoría de veteranos o historia criminal. Las siguientes personas han sido designadas para resolver cualquier inquietud pertinente a las políticas antidiscriminatorias: Yhara Zelinka, Title IX Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org (860) 253-3092 and Deborah Kosior, 504/ADA Coordinator, AS-DisabilityServices@asnuntuck.edu (860) 253-3005, Asnuntuck Community College, 170 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082.
Additional Faculty Resources
- Contact Debbie Kosior at (860) 253-3005