College differs from high school in the way that academic accommodations are provided. When a person with a disability needs an academic accommodation in high school, a team of educators are assigned to that student to discuss classroom instructional accommodations and implementation.
This is not the case with colleges and universities. Legislation states that in order for one to receive services from a college or university, a person with a disability must first disclose their disability to the institution. At BRCC, the person should disclose this to The Office of Disability Services (ODS).
The Director of Disability Services will ask you to bring in documentation regarding your disability. The cost of the documentation is the responsibility of the student. If the initial documentation is incomplete or inadequate to determine the extent of the disability and reasonable accommodations, Disability Services has the discretion to require additional documentation. The Office of Disability Services reserves the right to deny services or accommodations pending receipt of documentation. Appropriate documentation must meet the following criteria:
Documentation must be from a licensed audiologist that includes a diagnosis and information as to how the disability impacts the student in an academic environment.
Documentation must be from one of the following types of licensed psychologist: clinical, educational, school, neuropsychologist, or from a learning disability specialist. Documentation must include a diagnosis and list of reasonable accommodations.
Documentation should be from a qualified professional (e.g., physician, licensed psychologist or neuropsychologist) and must include a diagnosis and list of reasonable accommodations.
Documentation must be from a licensed medical doctor that includes diagnosis and how the disability impacts the student in an academic environment.
Documentation must be from a licensed psychologist, psychiatrist, or medical doctor that includes diagnosis