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. Accommodations can be provided to students with a variety of disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorders, learning disabilities, attention-deficit disorder, physical or medical conditions, as well as a variety of mental health diagnoses such as depression and anxiety. If you are unsure or have questions about whether or not you qualify, please contact us.
Get Started with Accommodate
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.
Self-Identify, Complete the Initial Request for Accommodations Form & Provide Documentation
Student Documentation Requirements
Students requesting accommodations should provide documentation regarding their disability.
Submission of documentation is only one part of the interactive process during which accommodations will be determined. The staff in the Supportive Services Office will work with students to determine individualized accommodations that are appropriate for the college setting. These may differ from the recommendations in the documentation or the accommodations a student received in high school.
Disability related documentation should provide information on the functional impact of the disability so that effective accommodations can be identified. Criteria for the source, scope and content of documentation differs by disability type. Documentation may include assessments, reports, and/or letters from qualified evaluators, professionals, or institutions. Common sources of documentation are health care providers, psychologists, diagnosticians, and/or information from a previous school.
Suggested Documentation Elements:
- Typed on letterhead, dated, and signed by a qualified professional.
- Diagnostic Statement with any related diagnostic methodology (diagnostic criteria and/or procedures).
- Functional limitations or symptoms. (Limitations inform which accommodations are appropriate.)
- Severity and/or expected progression.
- Current medication(s) and any related side-effects.
- Current and/or past accommodations.
- Any recommended accommodations.
Personal needs such as assistance with meals, homework, toileting, personal hygiene, mobility training, etc. are the exclusive responsibility of the student. Other items that are not considered reasonable accommodations under the law include, but are not limited to, modification of test contents and waiving essential course or program requirements.
Intake Appointment / Interview
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.
The Accommodate link can also be found under the Quick Links section on the MyCCAC portal.
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 into Accommodate to complete a semester request 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.
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.
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.
Promoting Academic Success (PAS)
SDS-102 PAS is a one credit course for high school seniors who desire an opportunity to explore post-secondary options. This is an enhanced orientation course specially designed for students with learning differences. Students will focus on effective strategies for transitioning from a high school setting to post-secondary education.
The course is offered in the spring semester at the four campuses as well as at the West Hills Center. It meets once a week for eight sessions.
This program is sponsored by the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) with support from the local school district.
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.
Come chat with us!
Attend one of our daily virtual chats from 1:00PM - 2:00PM Monday through Friday.