Your first step in requesting services will be to arrange an appointment with the Director of the ADA Accommodations Office at one of Jefferson State’s four campus locations. It is advisable to make an initial appointment before the semester begins. Contact the ADA Office at (205) 856-6077, or email email@example.com .
If accommodations are needed to take a placement test, the student must schedule the appointment with the ADA Office at least one week prior to the date of the test. Appropriate documentation should be brought to this Intake appointment if it has not already been submitted to the ADA Office.
What To Bring To Your First Intake Appointment
Students who are seeking accommodations and services on the basis of a disability are to submit appropriate documentation to verify their eligibility for services. Typically, a licensed psychologist, physician, or other appropriate professional provides the evaluation, diagnosis, and impact of the disability on the individual student with recommended accommodations in a detailed report. The ADA Office is responsible for determining the acceptability of documentation and reserves the right to require additional information to determine the nature of an individual’s disability. The ADA Office maintains the right to reject documentation that does not verify a student’s disability or delineate reasonable accommodations. Click here for Documentation Guidelines.
Documentation accepted by the ADA Office is valid as long as a student is continuously enrolled at the College. However, if there is a break in the student’s enrollment, he/she may need to present updated documentation to receive services. Disability-related information received to support requests for accommodations are treated as confidential and shared only on a need-to-know-basis. The information may not be released to an outside third party without the written consent of the individual.