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DSS Accommodations – New Student

Disability Support Services coordinates services and equipment for students with documented disabilities. These accommodations are available usually at no cost to students.

Reasonable Accommodations

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.

Please Note: Chattahoochee Technical College is not responsible or required to provide wheelchairs, individually prescribed devices (i.e. eyeglasses, hearing aids, etc.), readers for personal use or study, or other devices or services of a personal nature (i.e. assisting with eating, toileting, dressing, behavior monitoring, etc.).

Accommodation Policy

Policy regarding Extended Due Dates: For students who have been approved to receive the accommodation of extended due dates for assignments, please be aware that students must request an extension before the due date. If the student requests an extension on the due date or after the due date, the instructor does not have to honor this request. Therefore, for a student to ensure their accommodations are being met, it is recommended that communication between the student and instructor occurs twenty-four hours before the assignment due date.

If a student has more than two (2) weeks to complete an assignment, this is considered a reasonable amount of time to complete an assignment and, thus, and extension for that assignment will not be granted (regardless of the accommodation on the Accommodation Letter).

Extended due dates for assignments does not include exams, quizzes, or other timed projects. Two (2) calendar days is the maximum amount of time that can be extended for any assignment. Exceptions, such as hospitalizations, would need to be discussed with the Disability Services Coordinator.

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. Animals whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA. Chattahoochee Technical College does not permit Emotional Support Animals on our campus locations.

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