The purpose of this handbook is to help you become more comfortable and effective in working with students with disabilities.   It presents information on various disabilities, definitions and procedures, and suggests classroom accommodations that can be made to fit your teaching environment or in your teaching style.

Jefferson State Community College is committed to making its academic programs and services accessible to qualified students who have disabilities.   It is a goal of Jefferson State Community College to provide students who have disabilities equal opportunities to develop and demonstrate their academic skills, while maintaining the academic integrity of the College programs.

Consistent with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act (ADA-AA) of 2009, it is the policy of Jefferson State Community College that no qualified person with a disability shall be subjected to discrimination because of that disability under any program or activity conducted or sponsored by the College.