Do I have to disclose my disability to anyone at KCC?
You are not required to disclose your disability to the College. However, if you want to receive academic accommodations and/or auxiliary aids you must identify yourself to Support Services and provide documentation of your disability. Accommodations do not apply retroactively and grades will not be changed for work completed before eligibility for accommodations was established.
Do standards of appropriate behavior apply to students with disabilities?
Yes, all students are expected to abide by KCC’s Student Code of Conduct.
Is there a charge for disability services?
Students are not charged for academic accommodations necessary because of a disability. However, if you receive accommodations such as an alternative textbook format, you will be responsible for the purchase of the book like other students in the course.
When should I submit my documentation?
The sooner the better, as documentation may need review, clarification or additional information. Students are encouraged to initiate the process as early as possible after they are admitted to KCC.
Is it ever too late to request accommodations?
A student may begin the documentation process to request accommodations at any time. However, as stated previously, accommodations will not be provided retroactively and grades will not be changed after a student is approved for accommodations. Students will have to abide by certain timelines depending on the type of accommodation needed. Not all accommodations can be implemented immediately.
Do I have to use all of my accommodations in every class?
No, not all accommodations are necessary or appropriate in every class. Keep in mind that if you choose not to use an accommodation in a particular class, you will not be given the chance to redo the work with accommodations at a later date.
Can I request an accommodation directly from my instructor, without first meeting with Support Services?
No. All accommodations must first be approved by Support Services.
Who informs my instructors about my accommodations?
At the beginning of every semester, or any time you have a change in your approved accommodations, Support Services sends an Instructor Notification email to each of your instructors. You also receive an email at the same time, which states what your accommodations are but does not disclose your diagnosis. Talk to your instructor after you receive the email in order to discuss your accommodations directly with them.
What if I have trouble working with my instructor regarding my accommodations?
Contact Support Services as soon as possible for assistance in resolving the situation.
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