How To Obtain Disability Services

How To Obtain Disability Services

It is important that new students identify themselves to Disability Services as soon as possible to ensure maximum success at Chattahoochee. All information exchanged is confidential. Students should bring in current documentation that provides an overview of the disability and how accommodations should be delivered. Students who are transitioning from high school should understand that college accommodations differ from high school accommodations.

Disability Services for Appalachian, North Metro, Woodstock, and Canton Campuses

Director of Student Support Services, Cheri Mattox-Carroll temporarily serves the Appalachian, North Metro, Canton, and Woodstock campuses. Her office is located on the North Metro campus, 132-N. Phone: 770-975-4152 Fax: 770-975-4084 . Email: cheri.mattox-carroll@chattahoocheetech.edu.

Disability Services for Marietta, Mountain View, Paulding and Austell Campuses

Disability Services Coordinator Mary Frances Bernard has an office located on the Marietta campus, Building G, Office G1106. Phone: 770-528-4529. Fax: 404-591-5642. Email: MaryFrances.Bernard@chattahoocheetech.edu.

The disability coordinator can provide additional details on what accommodations are available in college. The coordinator will also complete a student data sheet and have the student complete a Student Responsibilities Agreement Form that outlines what the College expects from its students. If a student is receiving assistance from another agency such as vocational rehabilitation, this should be made known at the intake session. Students may wish to complete a Consent to Disclose so that information might be shared with parents and vocational rehabilitation counselors if necessary.

Students will receive a full overview of academic information and services available through Disability Services. At this appointment, students will learn about the disability services provided at Chattahoochee Technical College and the process of determining appropriate accommodations associated with the documented disability.

The student and a disability service coordinator will develop the student’s accommodation plan. The accommodations will address the needs of the students in the classroom to include placement and course testing accommodations, the possible need for peer tutoring, note taking services, and assistive technology. If students decide that other accommodations are necessary for their success, those needs will be discussed during a follow-up appointment with the disability service coordinator.

Review of appropriate accommodations will be reviewed periodically with the student. Disabilities include, but are not limited to: attention deficit disorder, brain injury or neurological impairment, autism and related disorders, communication disorders, chronic illness and medical impairments, hearing impairments, learning disabilities, motor or mobility impairments, psychological or psychiatric impairments or visual impairments. More information on services, technology and accommodations are available in the Disability Services Student Handbook.