Disability Support Services at Central Penn College
Central Penn College is committed to providing equity of opportunity to students with disabilities through a supportive academic and social environment. Faculty and students work together in partnership to determine the needs of our students and attempt to see that those needs are met.
Qualified students with disabilities who meet the technical and academic standards of Central Penn College may be entitled to reasonable accommodations. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 as amended by the ADAA of 2008, a disability is defined as any physical or mental impairment which substantially limits a major life activity. As such, disabilities can be physical, psychological, the result of a traumatic brain injury, or a learning disability.
Central Penn College makes every effort to ensure that reasonable accommodations are made for students with an identified disability. Reasonable accommodations are modifications made with the intent of eliminating or decreasing barriers which students might encounter due to their disability.
Student who self-identify as a person with a disability requiring accommodations should contact to the College’s ADA Coordinator for assistance.
Students are encouraged to notify Disability Support Services as soon as possible to ensure the timely implementation of needed accommodations. Students going through the enrollment process may request a meeting with the ADA Coordinator through their Admissions Counselor.
Policy and Procedure Information
All college policies and procedures related to student accommodations, included the criteria for documentation, are detailed in the college’s Disability Support Services Policy & Procedure Manual.
Students seeking accommodations will be asked to provide the following information to Disability Support Services:
- Completed Disability Support Services Application Packet
- Diagnosis of disability from a qualified medical professional
- Current official letter (on letterhead from professional; signed and dated) stating specific recommendations.
Completed accommodation requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Students requesting accommodations will be contacted by the ADA Coordinator within 10 business days of receiving a completed request.
THE LEARNING CENTER
Located in ATEC 302, the Learning Center provides students with individualized academic assistance in a supportive environment. Students may also access Learning Center resources online.
Located in ATEC 312, the Assistive Technology and Testing Center (ATTC) is a place for students with approved testing accommodations to have exams proctored in a quiet, private place.
The ATTC is a service offered through Disability Support Services. Use is coordinated through faculty instructors.