Student Rights, Responsibilities, & Appeals
Responsibilities of Students
- Engage in the interactive process. Students should share information about barriers or issues with their accommodations in an email or during a scheduled meeting.
- Provide appropriate documentation of your disability in a timely manner. Ensure that your documentation meets CCA's documentation guidelines
- You are responsible for your own success in higher education and to meet the academic and institutional standards required of all students
- For new students, meet with Disability Services to request your accommodations and for returning students use the Semester Accommodations Opt-In/Opt-Out Form
- Please notify your instructors and Disability Services immediately if you encounter barriers or are experiencing difficulty in your classes
- If you have delayed notification for the need for services, instructors are neither required to offer make-up exams nor obligated to provide retroactive accommodations
What Are Your Rights?
- Equal access to courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities at CCA
- Fair and equitable process
- Reasonable and appropriate accommodations
- Information regarding a student's disability is considered confidential and only exchanged on a need-to-know basis
Inquiries & Appeals
If you believe that Disability Services has not identified or provided reasonable accommodations, you may seek a review of these actions by filling out a CCA Cares form.
Inquiries and appeals beyond the institutional level may be directed to the following:
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
50 Beale Street, Suite 7200
San Francisco CA 94105
ADA Technical Assistance Program
U.S. Department of Justice
Wondering if you might have a disability? Do you suspect you have a learning disability and want an assessment of your learning style? Want to know more about dyslexia, attention deficit disorder (ADD), or nonverbal learning disorder (NLD)? Schedule a time to speak with a disability staff member at email@example.com who will be able to refer you to local resources.
Answers to your questions may be found at the following websites:
- LD Online -- Learning Disabilities Online
- CHADD -- Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- AHEAD -- Association on Higher Education and Disability
- Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education