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Disability Services
If you are a student with a permanent or temporary disability who may need accommodations, in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, disability services are here to assist. Disability services provides students with disabilities equal opportunity and access to college programs and services so all students can participate in the full college experience available at Neosho County Community College.

Services Offered
Examples of some of the accommodations we offer include:
    -Extended testing time;
    -Usage of a note taker to assist with classroom lectures;
    -Alternative test taking environment;
    -Lecture notes provided before class;
    -Usage of magnification/reading equipment;
    -Test reader;
    -Classroom free of obstruction;
    -Usage of a tape recorder for class lectures.
All accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis during a meeting with disability services. 

Documentation Required
In order to fully evaluate requests for accommodations, disability services requires documentation of the disability that consists of an evaluation by an appropriate, licensed medical professional that describes the history or current impact of the disability as it relates to the accommodation requested. Examples of acceptable documentation might include a letter signed by a licensed medical professional, statement of diagnosis that includes current functional limitation of disability from a licensed medical professional, audiogram, and/or other relevant documentation. Please keep in mind that an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) or a 504 Plan by itself may not constitute proper documentation.

Meeting
Once you have proper documentation, you need to make an appointment to request and determine appropriate accommodations. To schedule an appointment, you may contact disability services in the following manner:

Chanute Campus Students:    
                    Kerrie Coomes
                    Dean of Student Services
                    kcoomes@neosho.edu 
                    620-432-0304

Ottawa Campus Students:    
                    Dr. Marie Gardner
                    Dean for the Ottawa and Online Campuses
                    mgardner@neosho.edu 
                    785-248-2798

Exclusively Online Students:    Please contact either of the contacts listed above.

During this meeting, you will complete the Accommodations Request_Form.pdf . After your accommodations are approved, a letter will be emailed to each of your instructors notifying them of your approved accommodations. Should you have issues with an accommodation or with course accessibility, please schedule an appointment with disability services so we can discuss options and formulate a plan to help you resolve the issue.