Summer and fall registration has begun! Contact your Disability Counselor when you are registered for accommodation forms.

The spring semester is almost over so that means it’s time to register for summer and fall 2017. We recommend that students Get Advised before registering for classes. After Advising, contact your Disability Counselor to receive your accommodation forms. If you are not sure who your Disability Counselor is, please contact our front desk for assistance at 704-330-6621 or disability.counselingservices@cpcc.edu.

Good luck as your finish out the spring semester! And congratulations to the Class of 2017!

Disability Services recognizes volunteers and supporters at the Disability Services Appreciation Reception

On December 13th, the first Disability Services Appreciation Reception was held to recognize those who provided volunteer service to the department and to those who have shown outstanding support to the department and to students with disabilities. They were honored with certificates of appreciation to celebrate the accomplishments. A spread of goodies was also provided by the Disability Services staff to those who received recognition, as well as their supervisors.

Here are the staff, faculty, and students who were recognized:

Volunteers
Staff, faculty, and students who completed projects with Alysia Leak, Disability Services Lab Facilitator, to provide Assistive Technology (recorded textbook audio) or Testing Accommodations (reader/scribe) to students who use these accommodations.

Libby Vagnoni, reader/scribe for 2 testing sessions
Gaurang Doshi, reader/scribe for 1 test session
Cantrell Miller, 12 pages of textbook audio
Karen Cruz, 20 pages of textbook audio
Maurice Hanns, 20 pages of textbook audio
Joy Scott, 25 pages of textbook audio
Melissa Wilson, 29 pages of textbook audio
Laura Tucker, 30 pages of textbook audio
Linda Patel, 31 pages of textbook audio
Crystal Moore, 31 pages of textbook audio
Patricia Bostian, 60 pages of textbook audio
Nafeesah Dambreville, 60 pages of textbook audio

Supporters
Staff, faculty, and students who demonstrate outstanding support of Disability Services students and the department in general.

Denise Keating
Center for Military Families and Veterans
Alex Dunlop
Dwight Evans
Sean Curtis
Shantell Strickland-Davis
Joy Scott
Elizabeth Rogers
Curtis Speas
Linda Adams
Nichole Williams

Disability Services is so grateful to all of the volunteers and supporters this semester! Your service made a significant impact in the lives of students with disabilities. Thank you!

Photocredit: Lindsey McDonald

If anyone is interested in volunteering with Disability Services, please visit our volunteer webpage for more information and to complete the volunteer form.

College Diabetes Network is starting a group this fall at CPCC

The College Diabetes Network (CDN) is coming to CPCC! CDN’s mission is to empower and improve the lives of students living with Type 1 Diabetes through peer support and access to information and resources. CDS’s vision is to create a college community, which will enable students with diabetes to thrive in all of their personal, healthcare, and scholastic accomplishments. A group will soon be meeting at Levine and Central campuses. 

Please call 704-800-5755 or
email cpcc@collegediabetesnetwork.org for more information.

www.collegediabetesnetwork.org

NEW Accommodation Form Procedure Starting NOW for Fall 2016!

As of August 1, 2016 we are using a NEW version of the accommodation form. Now Instructors are asked to initial and date the forms to document when they were received. Please read below for more detailed instructions of the new procedure.

NEW Accommodation Form Procedure for the Fall 2016 Semester

  • Students must request their accommodation forms from their Disability Counselor each semester.
  • The student and the Disability Counselor sign all the forms.
  • Student delivers the forms to his/her Instructor(s).
  • The Instructor initials and dates the Instructor’s Copy and the Student’s Copy to verify when the form was received and that the accommodations were discussed with the student.
  • Once the Instructor receives and initials the forms, then the accommodations are considered active for that semester.
  • Instructor keeps the Instructor’s Copy.
  • Student keeps the Student’s Copy.
  • The student is also responsible for delivering a copy to the appropriate Testing Center if they are using it as an accommodation.
  • For online classes: Student will email the Instructor the accommodation forms, both the Student’s Copy and the Instructor’s Copy. Instructors are responsible for initialing both copies and returning the Student’s Copy to the student via email. Instructor keeps the Instructor’s Copy.

Additional things to know about accommodations:

  • Even if a student is approved to use accommodations, the student has the CHOICE whether or not they want to use the accommodations at any time.
  • Accommodations may not always apply, even if they are approved by Disability Services. In most cases they will apply, as along as the accommodation is reasonable for the class. If an instructor believes an accommodation is not reasonable for the class, the instructor should contact the Disability Counselor to discuss the concerns.
  • If a student requests to use an accommodation in class and they do not present an accommodation form to you, you are not required to accommodate the student. In that case, please refer the student to Disability Services.

If you have questions about the student’s accommodations or the process in general, please contact the Disability Counselor assigned to the student, which is indicated at the top of the accommodation form.

Are you a faculty or staff member who wants to learn more about Disability Services and your role in working with students with disabilities? Take our online training in Learner Web for PD credit! Available 24/7! Visit our website to take the course! https://www.cpcc.edu/disabilities/faculty-resources

 

Fall semester is starting soon. Contact us for your accommodation forms!

Welcome back students! We are excited to start a new school year with you! We hope you had a restful summer break!

If you are already approved for accommodations and you wish to use your accommodations during the fall semester, contact your Disability Counselor as soon as you are registered so receive your accommodation forms. Don’t wait until the last minute! We will process requests in the order received, so the sooner the better! You can contact your Disability Counselor by calling the front desk at 704-330-6621 or emailing them directly as follows:

Tina Hardin
tina.hardin@cpcc.edu

Tashana Kirby Williams
tashana.kirbywilliams@cpcc.edu

Rachel Megahan
rachel.megahan@cpcc.edu

Laurie Necasek (formerly Laurie Jachym)
laurie.necasek@cpcc.edu

If you have never received accommodations at CPCC and you wish to receive accommodations for the fall semester, it’s not too late! We can receive requests at any time. Please follow directions from our website listed below to learn more about how to make your accommodations request at the college:

https://www.cpcc.edu/disabilities/procedures-for-students/steps-to-request-academic-accommodations

We look forward to working with you during the fall 2016 semester!

 

Disability Services Information Session, July 20th. RSVP today!

Disability Services Information Session
July 20th from 1-4pm
Central Campus, Zeiss building, room 1106
(formerly the Elizabeth 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!
https://www.cpcc.edu/disabilities/trainingsandevents/events

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 dslab@cpcc.edu 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!

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:

www.cpcc.edu/disabilities

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

For Faculty and Staff: Disability Services Drop-In Sessions for Fall 2015 Semester

To all CPCC Faculty and Staff, you are invited to drop-in and speak with Disability Services to have your questions answered! Staff from our department can answer your questions about accommodations, the ADA, how to refer students to us, and much more! Have a student disability scenario you need help with? Ask us!

Here’s the drop-in schedule for fall 2015:

September 29th from 2-3pm Central Campus, Elizabeth Building, Room 1110

October 20th from 2-3pm Cato Campus, Room 167

November 17th from 2-3pm Levine Campus, Room 2303

Sign up in Learner Web for each of the dates for 1 PD credit!

We look forward to answering your questions and providing you support!

Can’t make it to a drop-in but you have questions? Call or email us!
704-330-6621
disability.counselingservices@cpcc.edu

You can also visit our website at www.cpcc.edu/disabilities

New Accommodation Form Starting Fall 2015

Disability Services is phasing in a new system in the department, which means the accommodation form has changed. You may still come across the “old” carbon copy version of the accommodation form, but the new form will be showing up more and more over the course of this current semester. It is a paper copy form. Here is more information about our new process with accommodation forms:

  • The student must request their accommodation forms each semester that they are taking classes.
  • The student is issued an accommodation form for each registered class.
  • The Disability Counselor completes the form(s) with the student.
  • The form is signed by the Disability Counselor and the student.

Campus classes:
The student is responsible for delivering the form to the instructor. 
Online classes:
The Disability Counselor emails the instructor the form.  The Instructor keeps a copy for their records.

 

  • Once the instructor receives the accommodation form, the accommodations are considered active for that semester. Accommodations are not retroactive. Accommodations will only apply from the time the instructor receives the form forward.
  • Even if a student is approved to use accommodations, the student has the CHOICE whether or not they want to use the accommodations at any time.
  • Accommodations may not always apply, even if they are approved by Disability Services. In most cases they will apply, as along as the accommodation is reasonable for the class. If an instructor believes an accommodation is not reasonable for the class, the instructor should contact the Disability Counselor to discuss the concerns.
  • If a student requests to use an accommodation in class and they do not present an accommodation form to you, you are not required to accommodate the student. In that case, please refer the student to Disability Services.

Please visit our website for more information about our services or contact us at x6621 or disability.counselingservices@cpcc.edu