Virtual Disability Services: Q & A Sessions

Disability Services continues to work remotely to assist all students. Do you have questions about accommodations in online learning? Or how to register for disability services?

Join a virtual session with a Disability Services professional to have these and other questions answered. Sessions cover a range of topics and dates.


Learn about the benefits of Disability Services and how to register for services. Ask questions about processes and procedures of the office.

  • July 27, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Aug. 3, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Learn about technology and how it could assist you in online courses.

  • July 28, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Aug. 4, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Ask questions about how Interpreting will take place in online courses.

  • July 29, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  •  Aug. 5, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Learn about various academic accommodations (e.g. extended time, due date extension, notetaker, etc) that may be available to you.

  • July 30, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Aug. 6, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sign up for a virtual session today!

Volunteers Requested for Disability Services (Various Campuses)

Disability Services are requesting volunteers for the following:

  • Textbook-to-Audio Readers
    • Record your voice as you read textbook chapters and submit audio files
  • Tactile Graphics
    • Bring pictures to life by raising them off the page using everyday art supplies.

Benefits of being a volunteer:

  • Gain perspective of other students at CPCC
  • Volunteer on your own schedule and as needed
  • Provide the platform for other student’s success
  • Conceptualize class materials to get a greater learning experience
  • Learn a new skill

Email Alysia Leak ( if you are interested. In the subject line specify what you would like to volunteer for. Please briefly describe your schedule and which campuses you are willing to volunteer from.

Disability Services Information Session on July 20

Disability Services Information Session
July 20;
 1-4 p.m.
Central Campus, Zeiss Building, Room 1106
(formerly the Elizabeth Classroom building)

We are proud to announce that this summer we will be hosting a Disability Services Information Session for both students and parents to learn more about Disability Services at CPCC. This session is aimed at preparing students who are enrolling in the fall semester to help them learn how to request accommodations at CPCC and how to be a successful student at CPCC. Parents are also welcome to attend to learn how they can support their student as they transition into college. By attending you will:

  • Prepare yourself for fall semester
  • Learn the differences between high school and college
  • Learn how to request accommodations in college
  • Learn tips on how to be a successful college student

Interested in attending? Click the link below to RSVP now on our website!

ASD Support Group

CPCC Disability Services is starting a support group for students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The goal of this group is to give students the opportunity to explore and share what it means to be a college student with Autism. Topics:

•           The opportunity to share experiences with other students diagnosed with Autism

•           Learn about campus resources and how to access them

•           Have general conversation

•           Social Skills Training

•           Exploration of how to deal with the challenges of being a college student

When: February 5 and 19, March 4 and 18, and April 8

Time: 3 – 5 p.m.

Location: Central Campus, Overcash Center,  Room 250

Refreshments and play games!

For more information or to join please contact:

Tashana Kirby-Williams at 704-330-6621 ext. 3475 or

Need Your Accommodations for Spring 2016 Classes?

Need your accommodations for spring 2016 classes? Contact your Disability Counselor as soon as you are registered!

It is open enrollment for the spring 2016 semester and it is time to register! Check your CPCC student account online to find out your registration date and register as soon as possible.

If you are registered with Disability Services for accommodations, contact your Disability Counselor as soon as you are registered for classes. Students who are registered with Disability Services should follow the “Steps for Students Who Have a Disability Counselor” on our website. We can complete your accommodation forms before the new semester starts. Get ahead of the game by getting your forms done early! Contact your Disability Counselor today!

If you are a student who would like to make your first request for academic accommodations at CPCC, please follow our process and procedures to request accommodations that is posted on our website or visit us on campus. We have two main office locations at the Central and Levine campuses, but we can meet with students at any of the satellite campuses. New requests can be submitted at any time. Please contact us if you have any questions or visit our website for more information:

Good luck as you finish the fall semester! We look forward to working with in spring 2016!


Learn More About Disability Services by Viewing the UPDATED Website and Blog!

Want to learn more about Disability Services at CPCC? The newly updated website provides all the information you need to learn what services are available for students with disabilities. Website features include:

  • Online access to student forms
  • Information on processes, procedures, and services for students
  •  New sections on Assistive Technology and the Disability Services Testing Center
  • Online forms for students:

-Sign Language Interpreter Requests for Student Services accessibility

– Books in Alternative Format

  • Updated contact and staff information
  • FAQs

You can also follow the Disability Services blog to stay up-to-date on:

  • Department updates and reminders
  • New assistive technology trends
  • Scholarship information for students with disabilities
  • Advocacy information and videos
  • Much, much more!

Thank you for visiting our website and blog! Please contact us if you have any questions.


Fall 2014 Semester Reminder! Schedule Your Appointment NOW With Your Disability Counselor if You Need Fall Accommodations!

We hope you are enjoying your summer! The fall semester is less than a month away! So now is the time to meet with your Disability Counselor to prepare for the fall semester. Your meeting with your Disability Counselor will be focused on signing your accommodation forms for your new classes and discussing any issues that need to be addressed for the fall semester. Please contact your Disability Counselor by phone or email to schedule your appointment.

Rachel Megahan 704-469-5914

Pat Adams 704-330-2722 ext 7279

Laurie Jachym 704-330-2722 ext 3468

Tina Hardin 704-330-2722 ext 3457

***Please note that if your Disability Counselor is not listed here, you may need to be reassigned. If you are a student who was previously assigned to a Disability Counselor who is not listed and you need fall accommodations, please contact our office to be switched to a new Disability Counselor at 704-330-6621***

We look forward to working with you in the fall 2014 semester!

Disability Services has a BLOG!

CPCC’s Disability Services is happy to announce the launching of our new blog! Here we will post helpful information about our department, FAQs for students, faculty and staff, reminders for students, assistive technology information, and much more! We are excited about this launch and  Disability Serviceshope you will follow us for the most up-to-date information about Disability Services at CPCC! Here is the link to our blog website:

Disability Services Spring 2014 Newsletter

Check out the Disability Services Spring 2014 Newsletter! Included in this issue: Technology Spotlight-Apps for Students, Letter from our Director-Sally Herlong, Farewell Letter to Students from Retired Disability Counselor

“Walk a Mile in My Shoes” Offers Insight into the Challenges of Disabilities

Alice Carnes, Information about Spring 2014 Accommodations, Scholarship Opportunity for Students with Disabilities and updates to our Testing Center.

To view the newsletter, please visit:

Focus on Disabilities Services

Q.  What are some of the academic accommodations that a student with a disability can receive?

A.  Academic accommodations that students receive are based upon their disability and the impact it has on them in an educational setting.  Some of the most common academic accommodations are extended time for testing, low distraction setting for testing, note taking, sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices and adaptive computer equipment.



Spotlight on Disability Counseling Services

Q.  I am having academic difficulty and I am not sure if I have a disability.  How am I assessed?

A.  If a student thinks they have a disability and has not been evaluated, they must seek and pay for an evaluation. The College is not responsible for evaluating students or paying for the evaluation.

Disability Counseling has a list of local professionals who administer disability evaluations. The College does not recommend any one particular psychologist.

Q.  I have a disability, how do I request services?

A.  Students must self-identify and provide the appropriate documentation to Disability Counseling be eligible for services. The student’s documentation will be reviewed prior to receiving services.

Official documentation may include a comprehensive psychological, vocational rehabilitation evaluation, school or medical documentation. The type of documentation required will vary according to

the student’s disability.

Get Connected!

Do you want to start the year off right? If so, attend the Office of Student Life’s Student Resource Day (SRD) on a campus near you! The road to success starts by getting connected! Student Resource Day is a great opportunity for students to meet staff, learn about all services and resources available on campus, and enjoy free popcorn and prizes in one stop!Campus representatives will include: Library Services, Student Life, Service-Learning, Family Resource Center, Transfer Resource Center, Financial Aid, Career Services, Disability Services, Counseling and Advising, Information Technologies and more!

Central Campus
When:  Wednesday, Jan. 25; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Overcash, 2nd floor lobby

Harper Campus
When: Tuesday, Jan. 31; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: 3rd floor Hallway (outside room 304)

Cato Campus
When:  Wednesday, Feb. 1; 10 a.m. – noon
Where: Atrium

Levine Campus
When: Thursday, Feb. 2; 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Levine Building 2, 2nd floor foyer

For more information on getting involved, visit the Office of Student Life website at