Services for Students with Special Needs

Accommodations for Students with Special Needs

《pg电子》(2008年修订)要求学院 适应:对当前已知的身体或精神限制作出合理的调整 or potential students. An accommodation is any change in the work or learning environment, 或者按照习惯的做法,这使得个人有资格 残障人士寻求机会,获得就业机会或参与项目和服务 offered by the College.

Statement of Intent:

Nebraska Indian community college desires to create an accessible community where 残疾人有平等的机会接受教育 目标只局限于他们的能力,而不是他们的残疾 will:

  • 为有残疾的个人提供直接、合理的住宿和支持服务 disabilities.
  • 鼓励学生自主、独立和承担个人责任 with special needs.
  • 在整个学院提供资源,宣传,协作服务和外展 community.
  • 为有特殊需要的个人营造一个开放和友好的校园环境 needs.
  • 告知和教育pg电子app下载社区有关残疾的法律、法规、条例, and policies.
  • 所有校区的教育访问(EA)团队成员都有责任 协调学院遵守美国残疾人协会的努力 Act. This team is responsible for working with eligible students to coordinate and provide appropriate academic accommodations.

Qualifying Disability:

要有合格的残疾,个人必须有实质性的残疾记录 impairment. A substantial impairment is one that significantly limits or restricts 一种主要的生活活动,如听、看、说、走、呼吸、表演 manual tasks, caring for oneself, learning or working.

Otherwise Qualified: an individual must also be “otherwise qualified” (i.e., to be able to meet the requisite technical and academic standards)

Basic Principles of Reasonable Accommodations:

  • Individuals with qualifying disabilities must self-identify.
  • 文件必须符合内布拉斯加州印第安社区学院制定的标准.
  • The individual must be “otherwise qualified” for the program.

一旦有文件证明个人有合格的残疾,pg电子app下载将 work with the individual to provide reasonable accommodation. The College is only 有义务对其他合格人员的已知限制作出调整 individual with a disability. The College is not required to provide an accommodation that is primarily for personal use. The accommodations provided need not be the most expensive or ideal accommodation requested by the individual, as long as it is an effective accommodation.      

The Decision to Self-Identify:

自我识别和要求合理住宿的决定是高度个人化的. pg电子app下载欢迎现在和未来的学生讨论他们的残疾,文件, possible accommodations, and concerns with a member of the Educational Access Team. 如果你有残疾,没有要求你披露你的残疾 但为了获得学院的住宿,你必须自我认同. The decision not to self-identify is understood and respected.

Consider self-identifying and requesting reasonable accommodations if:

  • You have a documented disability that significantly affects major life functions.
  • 你是职业康复,盲人委员会,委员会的客户 for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, or a related agency.
  • You received accommodations at another educational institution.


Steps to Request Reasonable Accommodations:

1. Complete an Application for Reasonable Accommodations formor reach out to an Educational Access (EA) team member for support. 

pg电子app下载 students can complete the reasonable accommodation request form at any point in the semester or during their college career. Additionally, you can also reach out for help if you need additional support. Unlike elementary or high school, as a college 学生,您可以通过与EA联系来决定是否以及何时请求住宿 team. 

2. Connect with EA team member for next steps.

一旦你完成了表格(数字或亲自),一个EA团队成员将会 通过pg电子app下载的电子邮件向您发送下一步的步骤,包括安排时间的信息 to discuss reasonable accommodations as a pg电子app下载 student. This meeting is confidential, 您的残疾信息将永远不会透露给您的教师或其他校园 personnel without your consent.   

3. EA team will coordinate to determine reasonable accommodations.
在最初的会议之后,EA团队将决定是否满足要求 are supported based on forms and other documentation. You may be asked to provide 帮助确定合适住宿的其他信息或文件. Your description of any barriers you have experienced or may anticipate related to your disability in the academic and campus environment is an integral part of our process.  

  1. 你会被问到是否愿意向你的导师汇报你的住宿情况 by completing the Faculty Release form. If you wish to continue with the same accommodations as previously requested, you must complete the Faculty Release form before the Add/Drop date for each term. 
  2. EA团队成员可以咨询您的教员以确定最有效的方法 and equitable accommodation.

4. Decision will be made on reasonable accommodation and faculty update.

  1. 如果你得到了合理的住宿,请提供详细的住宿信 住宿通知将通过电子邮件发送给教员释放表中列出的每个教员 within ten school days. 
  2. If you qualify and do not accept the accommodation/s, you have the right to appeal an offered accommodation they may think is unacceptable.
  3. If you do not qualify, you have the right to appeal the decision.

5. Stay connected. 
If accommodations are implemented, keep in communication with your EA team member. Your feedback will help us understand if the accommodation is helpful to you. If the accommodation is not working or circumstances have changed, 你可能需要与EA团队成员进行另一次对话,以决定是否选择其他方法 accommodations 

  • Conversations with the EA team member about your experiences and expectations will help determine if additional information is necessary to support your requests.  
  • 根据AHEAD指导下的支持文件,提供以下第三方文件 are acceptable:  
    • Educational or medical records. 
    • 来自卫生保健提供者、学校心理学家、教师、 or the educational system. 
    • Documents that reflect education and accommodation history, such as Individualized Education Program (IEP), Summary Of Performance (SOP), and teacher observations. 

EA团队促进了一个交互过程,以理解您的请求并确定 effectual accommodations. We talk with you to understand the barrier you are encountering or anticipating. Your description of your disability and any academic or campus barriers is crucial to this process. We may also consult with faculty or other campus partners to understand the context of the request.  

虽然文件可能足以证明您有残疾,但文件 单独并不能说明我们是否安排了住宿或住宿的细节 accommodations.  

每一个住宿要求都是独一无二的,并逐一探讨 basis. At pg电子app下载, we prioritize equity and do our best to put accommodations that provide you with the most equitable experience on campus without fundamentally altering an essential outcome or aspect of a course or campus experience.  

EA团队的决定过程会考虑以下内容,以确定住宿是否合适 appropriate: 

  • How the requested accommodation is necessary to ensure that academic requirements or technical standards do not discriminate against you based on disability. 
  • 所要求的住宿将有必要为您提供有意义的 获得与非残疾人士相同的福利的机会.  
  • 所要求的住宿在逻辑上与您的残疾影响有关 and any barriers to accessing your experience in the academic environment.  
  • 所要求的住宿是否在逻辑上设计为解决和消除 identified barrier to access.  
  • 如果得到执行,所要求的便利将有效地消除已查明的问题 barrier to access  

The requested accommodation does not:  

  • Lower an essential program standard 
  • Fundamentally alter an essential program element or requirement 
  • Pose an undue administrative or financial burden 


Meet the Educational Access Team (with links to online bios)


Viji Rajasekar

Educational Access Team (EAT) Chair

Dana Yunker

Santee Campus- EAT Santee Campus Lead 

Shelley Kosola

Santee Campus- EAT Member

Raquel Grimaldo

SSC Campus- EAT SSC Campus Lead 

Yasmeen Sandoval

Online Campus- EAT Lead for Online Students

Susan Tyndall     

Macy Campus- EAT Lead Macy Campus

Janelle Wolfe

Macy Campus- EAT Member

Patti Page

Macy Campus- EAT Member

Amanda Kanuho

Pawnee Nation College Campus- EAT PNC Campus Lead

Marcella Stephenson

Pawnee Nation College Campus- EAT Member

Kim Murie

Pawnee Nation College Campus- EAT Member

Crystal Ross

Dual Credit- EAT Lead for Dual Credit

Faculty Support for Educational Access Team

Megan Miller

Instructional Designer

TommyShawn Long

Instructional Designer

Kristine Sudbeck Dean of Academic Affairs


Right of Appeal:

Contact the EA Team for more information on the Student Appeal process. If the student and the College are unable to successfully resolve problems, the student does have the right to file a grievance. All students have the right of due process in fairness, 争议事项,包括因反对或不满而引起的争议 内布拉斯加州印第安社区学院就申请采取的行动 reasonable accommodation. Remedies under this grievance procedure or corrective steps and measures to provide a reasonable accommodation. For a complete explanation of pg电子app下载的学生申诉流程,请参阅学院目录或联系 Dean of Student Services.

Confidentiality and Privacy:

The EA Team keeps all records and the documentation of students with disabilities confidential. Any information regarding students’ disabilities and accompanying documentation is confidential and protected by law under the Family Education Rights in Privacy Act (FERPA) , the ADA, and §504 the Rehabilitation Act. 


Application for Reasonable Accommodations form

Faculty Release Form

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