Establishing Services

Your first step in requesting services will be to arrange an appointment  with the Director of the ADA Office. It is advisable to make an initial  appointment before the semester begins. The ADA Office telephone number is  (205) 856-6077. If accommodations are needed to take the placement test, the  student must schedule the appointment at least one week prior to the date of  the placement test. Documentation should be brought to this interview if it  has not already been received.

What to Bring to Your First Intake Appointment
Students who are seeking accommodations and services on the basis of a  disability are required to submit documentation to verify their eligibility  for services. Typically, a licensed psychologist, physician, or other  appropriate professional provides the evaluation, diagnosis, impact of the  disability on the student abilities/limitations and 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.