Disability Services in College
If you have an IEP or 504 Plan, or believe you qualify for accommodations,
this guide will walk you through how to access services at your community college.
PREPARE for your
disability services meeting
In order to access accommodations at your college, you'll need to know which services to request and provide the proper documentation that verifies your disabilities.
MEET with your college's disabilities services coordinator
Through this meeting, it will be determined which accommodations/services you'll receive and how to access them.
ACCESS your services & accommodations
Once you have established your accommodations, you will work with instructors and other departments to get what you need in order to succeed.
Review your 504, IEP, and/or
any other documentation of your disability. Highlight important passages that note any diagnoses and any specific accommodations you receive or that are recommended.
First thing's first: meet with your Baker Early College advisor to do the following
accommodations you might receive at the college. The kinds of accommodations that are offered at the college level can be very different than what's available at the K-12 level.
Schedule an appointment with
your campus’s Services for Students with Disabilities Office. If you would like a parent or advisor to join you for the meeting, make sure to make that request when scheduling your appointment.
Describe your disability and
how it impacts your learning process, especially your ability to learn successfully in a traditional classroom setting (use this form to prepare)
During the meeting with the college's Disabilities Services Coordinator,
you will be expected to:
Review your documentation
(504, IEP, evaluations, medical forms, etc.) and the types of accommodations that have worked for you in other learning environments in the past
Request specific services or
accommodations you hope to receive at the college. Click here to see a list of potential services you might request/receive.
Discuss follow-up steps, like
when you can expect to receive your letter of accommodation and how to access those accommodations.
Once the Services for Students with Disabilities Office provides your letter of accommodation, documenting which accommodations you can use at the college, it is your responsibility to access those services by—
Attending office hours with
each instructor to provide them with a copy of your letter and discuss which accommodations you would like to utilize for their class
Sending a summary email
after meeting with each instructor to summarize what you discussed — attach a digital copy of your letter of accommodations for reference
Coordinating with other
service providers as needed (e.g. the testing center, assistive technology office, counseling office, library, etc.)
Requesting a renewal of your
letter of accommodations at the end of each term through the Services for Students with Disabilities Office