The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act require that no otherwise qualified person with a disability be denied access to, or the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination of any program or activity provided by an institution or entity receiving federal financial assistance. It is this Section 504 mandate that has promoted the development of disability support service programs in colleges and universities across the country. Subpart E of Section 504 deals specifically with this mandate for institutions of higher education. While it does not require that special educational programming is< developed for students with disabilities, it does require that an institution (public or private) be prepared to make appropriate academic adjustments and reasonable accommodations to allow the full participation of students with disabilities in the same programs and activities available to nondisabled students.
Service animals and assistance/emotional support animals are not pets. They are an animal that works, provides assistance, or performs tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability, or provides emotional support that alleviates one or more identified symptoms or effects of a person’s disability. Midland College is committed to compliance with state and federal laws regarding individuals with disabilities. All questions regarding service animals and assistance/emotional support animals should be directed to the Student Disability Services (SDS) office in the Scharbauer Student Center Room 245 or via phone 432-685-4505, fax 432-685-4623.
The Midland College Students with Disabilities Office provides services to students with a variety of disabilities to obtain the job skills necessary to compete in today’s workforce. The office is designed to assist students with disabilities to identify interests for which they have an aptitude and to assist the student to learn the skills for the identified job. Classroom accommodations can be made to ensure classroom success.
• Application for Accommodations Packet (Adobe .pdf file)
• Disability Information (Adobe .pdf file)
• Faculty Guide (Adobe .pdf file)
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