Disability Support Services coordinates services and equipment for students with documented disabilities. These accommodations are available usually at no cost to students.
It is a policy of Chattahoochee Technical College to make reasonable accommodations to assist students with disabilities as they participate in programs and activities at the college. Reasonable accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis according to each student’s individual documentation of disability and input from the student. Accommodations will be made to the extent that these accommodations do not sacrifice or compromise the integrity of the educational program or lower academic standards.
Service Animals on Campus
Some students may require the aid of a service animal during their college education. Dogs are the most recognized and common service animals trained to assist students with a multitude of tasks and are routinely designated for service by special harnesses or labeled body sheaths. Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA. Please ask your DSS Coordinator for more information or click HERE.