In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section #504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Comprehensive Learning Center (CLC), coordinates NJC’s efforts to provide full access to educational, cultural and other programs sponsored by the college for any qualified student with a disability. NJC is committed to providing services to assure an accessible environment for students with disabilities. The Transition Specialist whose office is located in the CLC, will discuss concerns about disabilities and consider the obligation to academic accommodations for all qualified students.
NJC’s services include assistance to students with documented disabilities that affect academic achievement, including learning disabilities. Students who are unsure about the necessity for assistance are encouraged to speak to the Transition Specialist.
A student with a disability must make his or her needs known to the Transition Specialist. Students are responsible for providing evidence of a condition that requires academic accommodations or assisting aids.
How Does a Student Receive Services?
Disability Support Services are obtained through the CLC, located in the Monahan Library of Knowles Hall. To begin the process of receiving accommodations, current and future students should complete the application form for disability services.
How Are Disability Accommodations Determined?
The Transition Specialist is responsible for determining a student's eligibility for disability services. There are various factors involved in determining accommodations for each eligible student, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the student's diagnosis and documentation of strengths and weaknesses. For additional information, please see our Accommodation Guidelines.
What is the Purpose of Accommodations?
The purpose of accommodations is to allow the student to demonstrate his or her knowledge of the subject matter rather than measure the disability. Accommodations are not provided to lower program and/or class standards, but to “level the playing field” and prevent intentional or unintentional discrimination against persons with disabilities.
What Are the Differences Between High School and College Disability Services?
Services that are provided in High School to students with disabilities can be different from those that are offered in College. There are variations in governance and student responsibility. Understanding these differences can contribute to student success. For more specifics, please see this document: Differences in Disability Services.