Student Handbook

Services for Students With Disabilities

Brighton Campus, Room 1-231

585.292.2140

MCC provides a mainstreamed learning environment for students who identify themselves as having a disability with the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the College ensures that admission, services, activities, facilities and academic programs are accessible to and usable by qualified students with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are available to students who self-identify with the SSD office of their needs and must provide the appropriate documentation for services. Students who are deaf or hard of hearing requesting interpreting services on any campus please contact the Brighton SSD office at 585.292.2140.

More detailed information is available regarding Services for Students with Disabilities.

Guidelines and Procedures for Students with Disabilities

Students requesting accommodations for academic program activities must provide written documentation to the Services for Students with Disabilities office. Documentation should include a statement of disability, any recommended accommodations, and signed by a qualified professional. High school records are not acceptable unless they contain an evaluation by a licensed professional. Any and all information received by the College regarding individual disabilities is strictly confidential.

Planning student success strategies can be accomplished using the following guidelines:

1. The student should allow sufficient time to obtain services from the College. All requests for accommodations should be made as early as possible, at least 30 days in advance of the need.

2. Requests for accommodations should be as specific as possible. Documentation by the appropriate professional should include a clear recommendation for accommodations based on the student’s disability. The student may also wish to develop a letter outlining his/her strengths, learning style and compensatory strategies.

3. The student is responsible for scheduling an Intake appointment with the Services for Students with Disabilities office to complete the necessary paperwork. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with each instructor from whom accommodations are being requested to develop a plan to receive those services.

Testing Accommodations

Although the testing accommodations usually requested are extended time and a quiet, less distracting environment, other accommodations are sometimes needed. These are determined on a case-by-case basis, based on the student’s disability and the documentation provided. Students should make requests for testing accommodations as early as possible, preferably at the beginning of the semester.