The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment (ADAAA) of 2008, and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability and require Mesa Community College and the Maricopa County Community College District to make reasonable accommodations for those otherwise qualified individuals with a disability who request accommodations.
A reasonable academic accommodation is a modification or adjustment that allows an individual to gain equal access and have equal opportunity to participate in MCC's courses, services, activities and use of the facilities. MCC is not obligated to provide an accommodation that requires a substantial change in the curriculum or alteration of any essential elements or functions of a program.
A student with a disability is eligible to receive reasonable accommodations if the documented disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities. Major life activities include: caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working.
Students requesting services must provide qualifying medical documentation verifying the diagnosis and extent of the disability prior to receiving services.
The documentation is confidential and will be used for the sole purpose of determining which accommodations are appropriate.
All documentation must be on professional letterhead and contain the dates of assessment, signatures, titles, and license/certification numbers of the diagnosing professionals. Diagnoses of disabilities that do not contain the required information may not be used for determining eligibility for academic accommodations. The DRC reserves the right to request further verification when questions arise regarding previous assessment or previous service provision.
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