Disability Support Services
Disability Services Statement of Commitment
Welcome to Northeast Lakeview College! The Disability Support Services (DSS) Department is committed to providing all students including our distance education students with equal access to quality education and providing reasonable accommodations to eligible students. In addition to serving as an advocate for students with disabilities, our office also works closely with faculty and staff members in order to monitor students’ progress and encourage a positive educational experience.
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Disability Services Overview
The Alamo Colleges District (ACD) is committed to providing a learning environment that is equal to all students. In an effort to accomplish this goal, ACD complies with all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. All students will receive a discrimination-free education with all services provided to ensure an equal opportunity for higher education. This section defines a disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities or an individual, a record of such an impairment, and is regarded as having such an impairment. If you would like to establish and/or renew services, please follow the information below.
To request accommodations for the first time, students with DSS self- identify by completing the online application form. You can upload copies of your documentation as part of filling out the form. If you do not have an electronic copy of your documentation, you can skip that section and submit the form without it. You may bring paper copies of your documentation to the DSS office for scanning, or you can email or fax the documentation to DSS.
When DSS has received and processed your application, you will be contacted by phone to schedule an appointment. If DSS is not able to reach you by phone, we will send an email to your student alamo.edu email account. DSS appointments are conducted through Zoom and In-Person appointments.
Each student will be provided with the accommodations best suited for them. This is based on their supporting documentation and diagnosis. An example of possible accommodations we provide is extra time on assignments, double time on exams and quizzes, testing in a quiet location, etc.
Once approved for accommodations, the student and professor will be emailed a copy of the letter. The professor will be able to access the letter on their end. The student is responsible for reaching out to their professor and confirming that they have received the letter of accommodation. This will allow for communication on how the accommodation will be utilized during the course.
There are differences in the accommodations we can provide for in-person courses versus online. We can provide accommodation for both options and this can be further discussed during the intake meeting with the student.
- Complete the Request for Disability Services form
- Provide supporting documentation regarding the disability (i.e. medical records, assessments created by Health Care Providers, School psychologists, or Psychiatrists) for which accommodations are being requested.
- For assistance filling out the request form, please call 210-486-5179 or visit Student Commons Building Rm. 210.
- Complete the Request for Disability Services form
- Provide supporting documentation regarding the disability (i.e. medical records, assessments created by Health Care Providers, School Psychologist, or Psychiatrists) for which accommodations are being requested.
- For assistance filling out the request form, please call 210-486-5179 or visit Student Commons building Rm. 210.
- Please contact the Disability Support Services office at NLC-DSSCounsel@alamo.edu to send you the supplement accommodations form.
- Provide supporting documentation regarding the disability (i.e. medical records, assessments created by Health Care Providers, School Psychologists, or Psychiatrists) for which accommodations are being requested.
- If you have any questions please call 210-486-5179 or visit Student Commons building Rm. 210.
Alamo Colleges District provides Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing services to eligible students through San Antonio College. A videophone is available in DSS for students to communicate directly with an interpreter. Students and the community are welcome to use the videophone at their convenience during regular hours of operation.
To request assistance, call (210) 486-5487 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Appointments can be made to accommodate evening and weekend students.
- HS to college transition - shows the differences between high school and college in terms of disabilities and services available.
- LD Online: Leading website on learning disabilities and learning disorders.
- Understanding Supplemental Security Income (SSI): The Social Security Administration pays benefits to qualifying individuals with limited income and resources who are disabled, blind, or age 65 or older.
- The Department of Education Transition Brochure and Dear Parent Letter Information for students transitioning from high school to post-secondary institutions from the Office for Civil Rights.
- Non-Visual Desktop Access (NVDA): A free and open-source screen reader.
- Scholarships and Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities: List of the current disability scholarships being offered from various foundations and organizations.
Yvette Hughes, MSW, Senior Advisor
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No qualified student with a disability shall, on the basis of the disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of services, programs, or activities of the College, or be subjected to discrimination by the College, (The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504.) An individual with a disability is defined as a person who (1) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, (2) a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or (3) a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment (Americans with Disabilities Act, Amendments Act, 2008) Accommodations may include special testing arrangements, readers, scribes, and note-taking services.