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
Who should I contact if I have a documented disability?
- P. Maki McHenry at 860-253-3021, MMchenry@acc.commnet.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 Verification Guideline
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:
- volunteer note-taker
- sign language interpreter
- enlarged type or alternative format of class materials
- closed caption
- assistive technology (Kirzweil Reader, JAWS, and Zoomtext)
Assistive technology is available at the following location on campus:
- Learning Resource Center, (LRC), Kirzweil Reader, JAWS, Zoomtext, and an Optelec magnifier
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, firstname.lastname@example.org (860) 253-3045 and Maki McHenry, Section 504/ADA Coordinator, email@example.com (860) 253-3021, Asnuntuck Community College, 170 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082.
- Building a Bridge, A Resource Manual for High School Students
- Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS)
- Working Together
- Career Corner TV Virtual Job Shadow
- Disability Resources, Inc.
- Connecticut Association on Higher Education and Disability
- Teaching Students with Special Needs
- Teaching Strategies for Asperger Students – School of Education at Johns Hopkins University