Northwestern Connecticut Community College is committed to the full participation of all students in its programs. Students with disabilities who feel they may require specific accommodations are encouraged to contact the Learning Disabilities Specialist in the Center for Student Development, Room 211, located in Greenwoods Hall-119 Main Street, Winsted, CT.
Students with documented disabilities are eligible to receive reasonable academic services accommodations.
The process for obtaining a reasonable accommodation is an interactive one and it empowers students to become active and independent learners in their own academic success and growth here at NCCC. The process begins with:
- Student’s disclosure of his/her disability and accommodation(s) request to the Learning Disabilities Specialist (LDS). The student will make an appointment to meet with the LDS at least four weeks before the start of the semester. Please fill out our intake form.
- The student has the responsibility of providing the College with the Appropriate documentation from a qualified physician or clinician who has diagnosed his/her disability. Submitted documentation becomes part of a confidential file and is used in supporting the appropriateness of requested accommodations.
- Completion of the Academic Adjustment forms are needed for each semester by the student. This allows the Learning Disability Specialist to create an Academic Adjustment (s) or Accommodation (s) Learning Profile based on the nature of the disability, the impact on the student and the educational environment. A Sample Learning Profile is provided here.
- The Academic Adjustment/Accommodation Profile will be available to the student to hand to his/her professors or the profile will be electronically sent (with the student’s permission) and the student will receive a copy of this.
Northwestern Connecticut Community College adheres to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 which states that “no qualified individual with a disability shall, solely on the basis of their disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity in higher education.
Daneen M. Huddart, M.A.
Learning Disabilities Specialist
Questions, concerns, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 may be forwarded to:
Ruth Gonzalez, PH.D
Director of Center for Student Development