Accommodative Services (ADA-504)

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities:

NCCC offers students with disabilities a variety of accommodations and services in order to ensure that they receive support for their disability. Students self-identify by providing the necessary documentation to the ADA/504 coordinator who evaluates the documentation and identifies the specific needs of the student.

Contact Information for ADA-504 Coordinator:

Cammy Sheridan
Email: csheridan@nccc.edu
Phone: (518) 891-2915, x1271
Office: S-13, Mulholland Hall (Science Building, Saranac Lake Campus)

The ADA/504 Coordinator collaborates with the Coordinator of the LAC to help students obtain texts in alternate format if needed, assist with finding note takers, provide one-on-one tutoring, and work with faculty to ensure the best learning environment. The ADA/504 Coordinator acts as a liaison to local and state agencies who also work with students with disabilities to create a well-rounded and comprehensive education plan.

The ADA/504 Coordinator will:

  1. Review your documentation and recommend accommodations;
  2. Help you obtain texts in alternate format if needed;
  3. Help you find note takers;
  4. Work with the Learning Assistance Center (LAC) to coordinate accommodations;
  5. Work with the faculty to ensure the best learning environment.

To access these services, students must complete the following steps:

  1. Provide recent documentation concerning the identified disability
  2. Schedule an intake meeting with the ADA/504 Coordinator or LAC Coordinator

Documentation can be either emailed to: csheridan@nccc.edu or mailed to:

NCCC
ADA/504 Coordinator PO Bo 89
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

  • Students must provide a current (less than 4 years old) psycho-educational, neuropsychological evaluation or other valid documentation supporting a specific diagnosis from a qualified practitioner. PLEASE NOTE; an IEP or a 504 plan is NOT considered valid documentation.
  • Students must request services from the ADA/504 Coordinator in order to initiate services. Accommodations letters created by the ADA/504 Coordinator are valid for only the current semester. New accommodation letters will be provided at the beginning of each new semester at the request of the student.
  • Once proper documentation is received and accommodations letters have been signed by both student and instructor, the ADA/504 coordinator informs the LAC that the individuals is allowed to take exams in a separate location. It is the responsibility of the student to set up an appointment with the LAC to take the exam at the scheduled time.

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For a more information regarding the policy on accommodative services, please refer to the College Catalog (p.46) http://www.nccc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/College-Catalog-2015-11-14.pdf.