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Changes in the Office for Student Disability Services

Change is in the air!   

As of August 31, 2020, Disability Services will be located within the Student Success Commons.  

As you know, YCCC continues to remain remote as much as possible, including remote access to the Student Success Commons and Disability Services.  Disability Services, including accommodations planning is by appointment at this time.  Please contact Danielle Ebbrecht, Director of the Student Success Commons, for more information about Disability Services or to schedule an appointment.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Danielle Ebbrecht

Director of the Student Success Commons

disabilityservices@yccc.edu

(207)216-4323

FAQs: COVID-19 & Accommodations

Q: Is the Office for Student Disability Services still open?

While the physical office is NOT open, the office will be operating remotely, which means we are still here to support you!  Please contact the office via E-mail mkemna@yccc.edu or leave a voice message at (207)216-4412.  Support and accommodations meetings can occur through E-mail, or via phone and/or Zoom appointments.

Q: What happens now that exams are on-line?  Can I still get extended time?

While online instruction is in place, the Testing Center will not be open. Instructors are able to adjust the time for your test to provide you with your extended time accommodation. Please communicate with your instructors, prior to an exam, to discuss your exam accommodations in their courses.  

  • Some instructors may opt for alternative assessments (e.g. essays, untimed exams) which would not require exam accommodations.  
  • If your instructor is creating online timed exams, please notify your instructor, prior to any exams, if you will need extended time. 

Q: What college resources are available to assist me in transitioning to online instruction?

In addition to your faculty and the Office for Student Disability Services, the Student Success Commons will continue to provide tutoring and support remotely. The counselor, Penny Remick, is also available for counseling sessions or support.  Please check out their website for academic support too.  TRIO will also continue to provide support remotely for those students connected to the TRIO program.

Q: As classes transition to on-line/remote learning, I anticipate barriers and would like to request new or additional accommodations.  What do I do?

If you are already registered with the Office for Student Disability Services, please send an E-mail or call Megan Kemna, Coordinator for Student Disability Services, to schedule an appointment via phone or Zoom to discuss your need for additional accommodations.

If you are not already registered, please E-mail or call Megan Kemna, Coordinator for Student Disability Services to schedule an appointment via phone or Zoom to discuss your accommodations needs.  Please be prepared to provide the following:

  • Full Name
  • Student ID number (if known)
  • Date of Birth
  • Best way to contact you
  • A description of your identified disability and how it impacts (or you anticipate it will impact) your access to courses/schoolwork
  • What accommodations you are requesting

You may also complete and submit the Accommodations Request/Inquiry Form and our office will contact you to schedule a phone or Zoom meeting.

 

Note: Documentation is required to support accommodation needs.  Documentation submitted for review should be from a licensed clinical professional or health provider who is trained and qualified to evaluate the disability and who is familiar with the student's history and current needs. 

Documentation should include:

¨ Name, credentials and contact information of the evaluator/provider

¨ Diagnostic criteria, testing results, symptoms

¨ A description of how the disability impacts student’s ability to access learning, programs and activities at YCCC

Examples of documentation:

¨ Neuropsychological/Psychoeducational testing and report; Statement from psychiatrist, nurse practitioner, physician, physical therapist, occupational therapist speech therapist or other qualified clinical professional involved in student's care; IEP or 504 plan from High School

 

Submitting Documentation

In meaningful partnership with faculty and staff, York County Community College's Office for Student Disability Services ensures quality access to all opportunities for learning to qualified students with disabilities.

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Students can disclose their disability to the Office for Student Disability Services at any time while enrolled at York County Community College, from the time they submit their application to any point throughout the semester.  It is each student's responsibility to contact the Office for Student Disability Services, as soon as possible, to arrange for reasonable accommodations.  

 

If you wish to request accommodations, please:

  1. Complete and submit the Accommodations Request/Inquiry Form.
  2. Provide documentation.
  3. Work with the Coordinator for Student Disability Services to design appropriate and reasonable accommodations

Accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis, taking into account course requirements and the nature and severity of the disability.  

Please note: Accommodations will not be retroactive; they will begin only after a student has completed the steps necessary for approval.

 

 

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Danielle Ebbrecht, M.Ed

Director, Student Success Commons

disabilityservices@yccc.edu

Phone: (207)216-4323

Fax: (207)641-0387

 

Office for Student Disability Services

Due to CoVid-19, Disability Services is not currently on campus.  All appointments are being done remotely until further notice.

Office hours:

By appointment (via phone or Zoom) 

Please schedule an appointment at https://yccc.libcal.com/appointments/mkemna

or by E-mailing disabilityservices@yccc.edu

or by calling Danielle Ebbrecht at (207)216-4323

 

Address:

112 College Drive

Pratt & Whitney Building D108 & D109

 

Fax:

(207)641-0387

 

 

Documentation submitted for review should be from a licensed clinical professional or health provider who is trained and qualified to evaluate the disability and who is familiar with the student's history and current needs. Documentation must reflect student's current functioning.

 

Documentation should include:

  • Name, credentials and contact information of the evaluator/provider;
  • Recent diagnostic criteria, testing results, symptoms;
  • A description of how the disability impacts student’s ability to access learning, programs and activities at YCCC

Examples of documentation:

  • Neuropsychological/Psychoeducational testing and report;
  • Statement from psychiatrist, nurse practitioner, physician, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist or other qualified clinical professional involved in student's care;
  • IEP or 504 plan from High School

 

Submit disability documentation by

  • Fax: (207) 641-0837  Attention: Disability Services
  • E-mail: disabilityservices@yccc.edu
  • Mail: Office for Student Disability Services, 112 College Drive, Wells, ME 04090

OR

 

 

Before scheduling an appointment, please complete the Accommodations Request/Inquiry form and submit current documentation of your disability.  Please review the Documentation Guidelines tab for more information regarding documentation.  

 

Please schedule an appointment (phone or Zoom) at https://yccc.libcal.com/appointments/mkemna or by E-mailing disabilityservices@yccc.edu.

 

If you have questions about the process or are unsure about whether or not to schedule an appointment, you may E-mail disabilityservices@yccc.edu.