Disability Support Services
The Disability Support Services Office is normally located in the upper level of the Learning Resources Center (LRC). This building is undergoing renovation May through September. During renovation, the Supportive Services staff and services will be available in our temporary space, lower level Student Services Center (SSC), room 1022. Our contact information remains the same. Staff may be reached by calling 724-480-3502, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by PA Relay 711. Office hours while we are located in SSC 1022 are Monday through Thursday, 8:00am – 7:00pm and Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm.
Through open door admissions, the Community College of Beaver County equips individuals with knowledge and skills to further their education, acquire meaningful employment, and enhance the quality of their lives. The Disability Support Services Office enhances this mission by providing services and accommodations to students with disabilities as mandated by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008. All reasonable accommodations are individualized, flexible, and confidential based on the nature of the disability and the academic environment. The staff works closely with faculty and other college staff in order to develop reasonable accommodations that allow students with disabilities to fully participate in all of the programs offered on campus.
Students requesting accommodations must do so in person via the Disability Support Services Office. Appropriate documentation from a licensed professional is required to certify that he/she has a disability and to determine reasonable accommodations. Physical disabilities should be verified by a medical doctor and/or licensed rehabilitation counselor. Learning, cognitive, and psychological disabilities should be verified by presentation of a psychological assessment from a licensed psychiatrist or psychologist. The College does not pay for such diagnostic testing. The student is encouraged to request accommodations immediately upon admission to the college, as some accommodations, i.e. notetaker, interpreter, and text recording services require at least three weeks planning in advance of each semester.
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