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Supportive Services for Students with Disabilities

The Office of Supportive Services provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the guidelines of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Our team is here to assist students from intake to graduation and will help you to navigate college life.

Contact the Office of Supportive Services

  • Phone/Email: Give us a call at 412.237.4612 or send an email to supportiveservices@ccac.edu.
  •  Make an appointment to meet with a member of our team. We can meet with students on-site at one of our four campus locations or virtually via zoom.  Current students can make an appointment through Accommodate or by calling or emailing us.  New students should start the registration process with Supportive Services by completing the Interview Form.
  • Attend one of our daily virtual chats from 1-2pm Monday through Friday. 

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Supportive Services uses an online system called Accommodate where you will complete the intake form, upload documentation, schedule your intake appointment, review your accommodations, request your letters and communicate with our team.  This centralized system makes it easy for you to view and review your information!

To get started with Accommodate, please follow the Accommodate User instructions.

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Step 1: Self-Identify, Complete the Initial Request for Accommodations Form & Provide Documentation

Students with disabilities must self-identify by completing the Initial Request for Accommodations Form.  This form provides our office with necessary information related to your disability and will ask you to include your documentation.  Documentation requirements can be found on the Documentation Requirements page. If you do not have documentation or are not sure how to obtain this information, you can call the Supportive Services Office or you may ask this question at the intake appointment.

Step 2: Intake Appointment / Interview

Once your Initial Request for Accommodation Form is completed and the required documentation is received, you will be contacted to schedule an intake appointment with a Director in Supportive Services. At the intake appointment the student and the Director will discuss functional limitations related to the disability from the student’s perspective and as outlined in the information provided.  Historical accommodations will also be reviewed. Through this interactive process, the Director and the student will evaluate requested accommodations and determine appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

Step 3: Login to Accommodate

Accommodate is the portal that Supportive Services uses to give you access to your accommodation information which allows you to do semester requests for accommodation letters as well as to schedule appointments with our office.  To log in, go to the Accommodate website (select “student”).  You will then be prompted to login with your CCAC Net ID and password.

Step 4: Review your accommodations & complete your semester request

Once in Accommodate, be sure to review your accommodations and complete your semester request.  Each semester you must log in to Accommodate, to complete a semester requires and have your accommodation letters sent to your faculty. Once your request is completed, you will get a message via Accommodate to log in and sign your letters.

Step 5: Sign your letters

Once your semester request is received and processed you will get a message via Accommodate to log in and sign your letters.

 


Assistive Technology and Equipment

Reasonable and appropriate accommodations can include low distraction exams, extended time for exams and a variety of non-technical and technological solutions. Students who need digital recorders or smart pens may be able to borrow this equipment from the Supportive Services Office, which is available on a first come, first serve basis and must be requested each semester. To request or borrow equipment complete the Equipment Loan Contract Form and return it to the Supportive Services Office.

Kurzweil

Kurzweil is a text to speech software program that allows students to highlight important information, make notes and pull this information into a study guide.  It is available for students who qualify for this accommodation. Supportive Services will assign students who qualify for this accommodation a username and password.

Electronic Textbooks

Students who are eligible for this accommodation can request E-texts by completing the E-text Agreement Form, submitting proof of purchase of the book (receipts) then sending the request and receipts to the Supportive Services Office.  Forms and receipts can be emailed to Supportiveservices@ccac.edu or faxed to 724-325-6733.  Once the request is completed someone from the Supportive Service Office will be in contact to discuss delivery options.