Emmanuel College is committed to the full participation of all students in its programs and activities. Although Emmanuel does not have a comprehensive academic program specifically designed for students with disabilities, we are committed to providing support services and reasonable accommodations when requested by students who qualify for them. Emmanuel College subscribes to the policies set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which mandate equal opportunity in education programs and activities for students with disabilities.
Students with disabilities may need accommodations to access aspects of the collegiate experience to allow full participation in the learning and living community that Emmanuel offers. Students seeking accommodations must provide recent documentation from a qualified, diagnosing provider. Students will then meet with a Disability Support Services staff member to determine reasonable accommodations and how to implement them in the collegiate environment.
DIFFERENCES IN THE LAW BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE
|Free and appropriate education guaranteed by law||The law does not guarantee admission to a college or university|
|School is obligated to seek out and identify students with disabilities||The student is responsible for locating the Disability Support Services office and inquiring how they can receive services.|
|Obligation to evaluate students with disabilities||No obligation to evaluate students with disabilities|
|Must alter course content if necessary||No obligation to alter content of courses or evaluation system|
|Student's progress is monitored by school staff||Students progress is his/her responsibility|
|School will seek out students to provide accommodations||Student must self-identify and self-advocate for accommodations|