Definition of disability under Americans with Disability Act (ADA):

A person with a disability includes any person who...

  • Has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities,
  • Has record of such an impairment, or Is regarded as having such an impairment

Major life activities include: Walking, Seeing, Hearing, Speaking, Breathing, Learning and Working.

Requesting Disability Support Services

The Disability Support Services specialist is seen by appointment.

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Please schedule an appointment to discuss specific needs and to request accommodations prior to each semester you will be enrolled.

What you'll need

A student requesting support services must:

  • Submit proper documentation supporting the disability
  • Complete an Accommodations Request Form
  • Provide a copy of your class schedule

All documents must be submitted at least two weeks before the start of the semester to allow plenty of time for the ordering of textbooks in alternative format, scheduling of notetakers, distribution of equipment, scheduling of interpreters and scheduling of testing accommodations.

Documentation requirements

  • All documentation must be administered within the last three years.
  • All documentation must be on file before services are provided.
  • All students must be registered for classes before services are provided.
  • All documentation requires the physician or other qualified professional to provide the following:
    1. Present a clear statement of diagnosis;
    2. Present the symptoms that the student displays that meet the criteria for the diagnosis;
    3. Identify the status of the student's condition (static or changing);
    4. A summary of assessment procedures;
    5. The academic impact of the disability on the student;
    6. Suggested reasonable accommodations which are supported by the diagnosis;
    7. Statement must be typed on the professional's letterhead, signed, and contain the professional's title and credentials.

Grievance Policy

Student's rights and responsibilities regarding grievances can be found in the current NMC Catalog and in the Student Rights & Responsibilities policy. Further questions can be directed to Judicial Affairs at (231) 995-1039.

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