Disability Services at North Carolina Wesleyan College
In the administration of its admission or recruitment policies, North Carolina Wesleyan College does not discriminate against students with disabilities. NCWC complies with the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which mandates that no otherwise qualified handicapped individual in the United States shall be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to, discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
Determining Reasonable Accommodations
A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a course, program, service, job, activity, or facility that enables equal access to programs and services to otherwise qualified students with disabilities. In turn, equal opportunity refers to the opportunity to attain equal benefits and privileges on a par to similar students without a disability. The Office of Counseling and Disability Services establishes the final determination of appropriate accommodations.
Types of Disabilities
Examples of Disabilities that may warrant accommodations:
Examples of Academic Accommodations
Accommodations vary from student to student depending on the type and severity of the disability. Examples of common accommodations include:
- Testing Accommodations (extended time, separate and quiet location, reader and/or scribe)
- Note-Taking Assistance
- Textbooks in Alternate Format
- Housing Accommodations
- Academic Coaching
- Peer Assisted Study Sessions (P.A.S.S.)
How to Register with Disability Services
- Provide current and comprehensive documentation to The Office of Counseling and Disability Services of a temporary or permanent disability that requires accommodation. Specific documentation guidelines categorized by disability are outlined in the following section.
- The Director of Counseling and Disability Services will review the documentation. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain additional information or testing when requested. A prior history of accommodations, without demonstration of current need, does not, in and of itself, warrant the provision of a like accommodation.
- Download the Disability Services Handbook for information regarding appropriate documentation.