Students with Disabilities

MxCC is committed to excellence and accessibility in education for all students. The College provides an equal educational opportunity to students with disabilities under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, 1990). MxCC strives to provide students with disabilities the opportunity to receive a positive college experience.

Students with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact the Office of Disability Support Services (D.S.S.) at 860–343–5879. Students are also encouraged to disclose their disability to the Learning Specialist upon notification of admission to the college. Disclosure of a documented disability will enable the support staff to provide assistance with the Basic Skills Assessment, program planning, course scheduling, and classroom accommodations appropriate to the individual’s needs.  Instructors are under no obligation to provide accommodations unless the student has disclosed the nature of the disability to the designated service provider on campus. The college reserves the right to determine the nature and extent of the accommodations provided.

MxCC strives to provide services within the guidelines and spirit of the American with Disabilities Act.

Students in need of ambulatory assistance should contact the Office of the Dean of Administration at 860–343–5704, so that emergency evacuation plans can be made.  The individual student is responsible for personal service attendant.

 

Students with Medical Problems

Students are responsible for notifying the Dean of Students and instructors of any chronic medical problem. Through this process, faculty and administration can better provide services for students with such medical problems.