We welcome students with disabilities and seek to provide opportunities for a positive college experience. Notification of a disability, with supporting documentation should be received prior to registration in order to determine appropriate and reasonable services, accommodations and implementation. Individual services are consistent with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act and are provided to each eligible student. Students with disabilities are advised to contact P. Maki McHenry, (MMchenry@asnuntuck.edu or 860-253-3021) Counselor and Coordinator of Student Disabilities Services.
- The process is voluntary.
- This process is required each semester.
- You must submit paperwork validating the disability to P. Maki McHenry, Coordinator of Student Disabilities Services.
- Documentation should be current and relevant, and include a description of the disability and its functional/educational limitations.
- Schedule an appointment to meet with the Coordinator of Student Disabilities Services to determine individual academic adjustments.
- Academic adjustments will only be provided to those students who have completed this process.
- Academic adjustments are not retroactive.
P. Maki McHenry
Coordinator of Student Disabilities Services
Process for Working with Students with Disabilities
This document overviews disability support services including the roles and responsibilities of the Coordinator of Student Disability Support Services, the student, and faculty. Documentation requirements can also be found in the Process for Working with Students with Disabilities.
Who should I contact if I have a documented disability?
- P. Maki McHenry at 860-253-3021, MMchenry@asnuntuck.edu
What are some of the academic adjustments that I can receive at ACC?
- Student Disabilities Services is committed to helping students make the most of their academic experience. As such, we provide a variety of different academic adjustments including, but not limited to: extended testing time, closed caption, preferential seating, and assistive technology. All services are free and each student is evaluated on an individual basis. Please visit the academic adjustments page for a more comprehensive list of available academic adjustments.
When do I provide my documentation?
- It is recommended that students submit their paperwork validating their disability upon enrollment at ACC. They may submit documentation at a later date; however academic adjustments are not retroactive.
What do I need for verification of my documented disability?
- Please see the Disability Documentation Guideline to determine eligibility for academic adjustments at the postsecondary level at http://www.ahead.org/aff/ctahead/docguidelines.htm
What if I have other questions?
- You can contact P. Maki McHenry, 860-253-3021, MMchenry@asnuntuck.edu or stop by the Student Disabilities Services Office in Room 108.
Academic adjustments for testing
Academic adjustments for testing may include the following:
- extended time allowance
- relocation to areas with minimal distraction
- enlarged print
- assistive technology
Academic adjustments for the classroom
You may receive the following classroom academic adjustments:
- sign language interpreter
- enlarged type or alternative format of class materials
- closed caption
- assistive technology (Kirzweil Reader 3000)
- Audio Taping
The library offers an adaptable work station equipped with the following:
- Kirzweil Reader 3000 (win version 13, is an integrated scan and read software program that provides multisensory access to reading materials with powerful tools for reading, writing, test-taking, and learning)
- Scanner (device that scans documents and converts them to digital data)
- Headphones (for listening to audio signals such as speech or music)
- Clearview 500 Tieman Optelec (auto-focus desktop magnification system)
- Tracker 2000 (hands free mouse)
- walk-in and telephone reference services are available to assist with research, locating materials, or general information.
- Reference Librarians can be contacted directly via email
- There is one black and white photocopier on the main floor of the library; 10 cents per copy.
Please call the Library, (860) 253-3170 or (860) 253-3174 for more information.
Students and community friends with documented print disabilities have access to 65,000 downloadable audio textbooks and literature titles at: http://www.learningally.org
Digital textbooks may include:
Notice of Non-discrimination
Asnuntuck Community College does not discriminate on the basis race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or criminal record. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Cheryl Cyr, Title IX Coordinator, email@example.com (860) 253-3045 and Maki McHenry, Section 504/ADA Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org (860) 253-3021, Asnuntuck Community College, 170 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082.
ADDITIONAL STUDENT RESOURCES
- Interpreter Services
- Building a Bridge, A Resource Manual for High School Students
- Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS)
- Working Together
- Career Corner TV Virtual Job Shadow
- Audio Taping Nondisclosure Agreement
ADDITIONAL FACULTY RESOURCES
- Academic Adjustment(s) Agreement Form
- Faculty Resource Guide for Students with Disabilities
- Instructional Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities
- Guidelines for Extended Time and Environment with Minimal Distractions
- Quiet Room Exam Cover Sheet
- Disability Resources, Inc.
- Connecticut Association on Higher Education and Disability
- Teaching Strategies for Asperger Students – School of Education at Johns Hopkins University