Congratulations to the Class of 2016!!


CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2016!! We in Disability Services are so proud of all of the graduates this year! We look forward to seeing you cross the stage at graduation. Enjoy the moment and celebrate this big accomplishment!

We are especially thrilled for our own staff in Disability Services who are graduating this year. We have 4 staff members who are graduating from various programs in Charlotte (pictured below):

Nora Jones, UNCC, Masters of Social Work

Alysia Leak, Pfeiffer University, Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy
Lab Facilitator

Jennifer Menendez, CPCC, Associate of Arts
Work Study

Gavora Jones, CPCC, Associate of Arts
Senior Administrative Clerk


Four of our staff members standing proudly around the certificates they earned as graduates.

Left to right: Nora Jones, Alysia Leak, Jennifer Menendez, Gavora Jones

We are so proud of their hard work and dedication to their education as well as their roles in our department. Please help us congratulate them as they move closer to graduating!

The end of the spring semester approaches! That means summer semester starts soon!

Hello students! Finals week is upon us! Disability Services wishes you the best of luck as you take your final exams! If you need to schedule any final exam testing in the Disability Services Testing Center (it must be an approved accommodation) please contact to schedule an appointment as soon as possible!

Registration is now open for summer and fall 2016 semesters. If you are approved for accommodations, please contact your Disability Counselor as soon as you are registered. We can now print accommodation forms early so you will be prepared in advance for your classes. If you need to request your forms from your Disability Counselor, call or email them directly. Click here to go to our Contact Us page for contact information.

We look forward to working with you!

Film Screening and Panel Discussion During Sensoria at Harris Campus

CPCC’s Early Childhood Education Club and Sensoria Present

Including Samuel
An award-winning documentary by Dan Habib

Friday, April 8, 6:30PM, Harris Campus Auditorium
3210 CPCC Harris Campus Drive, Charlotte
(near Charlotte Douglas International Airport)

Free and open to the public.  Refreshments available for purchase.

Including Samuel

Including Samuel examines the educational and social inclusion of children with disabilities. The film is based on the Habib family’s efforts to include their son Samuel in all facets of their lives, a journey that transforms each of them. Including Samuel also features four other families with varied inclusion experiences, plus interviews with teachers, parents, students and disability rights experts.

Following the screening, Laurie Jachym, a Disability Counselor at CPCC, will lead a panel discussion of issues related to the film.

For more information, please contact Casey Day, President, CPCC Early Childhood Education Club, at

Student Success Workshop Series Spring 2016

Counseling Services at CPCC is offering 4 workshops to students to assist with academic success. Workshops are FREE! Here is the schedule:

Monday, March 21nd,  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Central Campus, Elizabeth Classroom Building room 3118
Learn strategies to overcome test anxiety and math avoidance and make the most of your study time!

Wednesday, March 23rd, 11am-12pm
Central Campus, Elizabeth Classroom Building room 4119
Discover how a few simple adjustments can improve your life!

Tuesday, April 12th, 11am-12pm
Central Campus, Elizabeth Classroom Building room 4119
Learn to cope with stress, become more aware of your thoughts, and manage stressful situations.

Wednesday April 27th, 11am-12pm
Central Campus, Elizabeth Classroom Building room 4119
A forum for women and men to discuss sex and relationships in ways that promote mutual understanding and respect.


For questions about upcoming events, contact Angela Bullock at or 704-330-6381.


Students enjoy spring break! Let us if you need accommodation forms!

Scene of a beach with the words Spring Break 2016 written above it.

Congratulations on completing the first half of the spring semester! Now it’s time to relax and regroup during spring break!

If you are taking a short session class after the break and need an accommodation form, please contact your Disability Counselor. We are available during spring break week during normal working hours, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Please call or email your Disability Counselor in advance to request your forms.

If you have not received accommodations from Disability Services in the past and would like to make your first accommodation request at CPCC, please view our website to learn about the procedure for requesting accommodations.

On behalf of Disability Services, stay safe and enjoy the break!

ADA Scenarios Training for Faculty and Staff

Disability Services Presents
ADA Scenarios 

Sign up in Learner Web for PD credit!

Cato                 March 3rd                     2-4pm

Levine              March 31st                   2-4pm

Merancas         April 21st                      2-4pm

  •  Learn how to respond to situations that involve ADA law and students with disabilities
  • Presenters will highlight various disability cases and how to best respond according to the law
  • Increase your knowledge of ADA/Section 504 compliance

 *Completing the Disability Services Online training in Learner Web is encouraged prior to attending ADA Scenarios but it is not mandatory.

Disability Services Online Training Now Available in Learner Web for Staff and Faculty

Disability Services is now offering online training in Learner Web for PD credit!

Click here to take the training!

This training will cover the following topics:

  • The college’s rights and responsibilities related to the ADA and students with disabilities
  • The process for students to request accommodations at the college
  • Information about disabilities and accommodations
  • How and when to refer students to Disability Services
  • Information about Disability Services staff and locations

Peer Academic Support Lunch Bunch

When: Every Tuesday at 12-1pm, Starting January 26, 2016
Where: Central Campus, Terrell Room 300
Free lunch provided!

Areas to Explore

Improve focus
Study Skills
Resource Connections
Organization & Life Balance
Coping with Test Anxiety
Learning Stress Management  Techniques
Dealing with Chronic pain while studying
Tutoring Opportunities
Build Peer Relationships
Engage & Connect with other Students
Increase Motivation

Questions? Contact:

Dana Pianowski -The Center for Military Families & Veterans 704-330-2722 x3459
Nora Jones – Disability Services 704-330-2722 x3460

ASD Support Group Starting February 5th

ASD Support Group

When: February 5th & 19th, March 4th & 18th, April 8th & 29th
Time: 3:00-5:00pm
Location: Overcash room 250

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.


  • 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

Refreshments provided and we will play games!

For more information or to join please contact:
Tashana Kirby-Williams at 704-330-6621 ext. 3475 or