Disability Assistance Policy
HEA Student Consumer Information
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The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabling conditions, according to provisions within the Americans with Disabilities Act.
An individual is disabled or is deemed disabled under the ADA if she/he:
- Has physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of the the individual;
- Has a record of such impairment; or
- Is regarded as having such an impairment.
To receive assistance under ADA, the following conditions must be met:
- A student is required to self-identify by registering his or her disability with the academic support coordinator two months prior to the beginning of the semester.
- Medical substantiation of the specific disability is required, and the student is responsible for any associated costs.
- A student must request to the director of academic support, at least two weeks in advance, the specific accommodations that he or she desires. The director will contact faculty and staff who need to know about the request. The college will make good-faith efforts to provide reasonable accommodations. With insufficient notice, the college may be unable to guarantee the accommodations in time.
- Determinations are made on a case-by-case basis.
- Negotiating reasonable accommodations for students is taken seriously. For this reason, any denial of accommodation must be documented and reviewed progressively, if not granted, by:
- The director or program chair;
- The dean responsible for the area where the accommodation is requested;
- The appeals committee for College operations;
- The president