Disability Support Services
The Disability Support Services (DSS) office at NMC assists students by maximizing ability and opportunity for full participation here. If you are a student at NMC and you have a disability that substantially limits a major life activity, you can register with the DSS office and you may be eligible to receive accommodations. Please note this information is kept strictly confidential. Self-identification is voluntary. However, if you have a disability, not registering with DSS may delay or compromise the availability of accommodations. The following steps should be taken to expedite the accommodation request process:
- Formally identify as a student with a physical, sensory, cognitive or psychological disability by meeting with the Disability Support Services Specialist;
- Bring sufficient documentation of the disability to the first meeting;
- Once sufficient documentation is received and accommodations approved through the interactive process between the student and the DSS specialist, instructors will be notified of the approved accommodations.
As each disability is unique, the DSS specialist provides details on what constitutes appropriate documentation for a particular disability. At a minimum, documentation of a disability must appear on official letterhead from a licensed medical, diagnostic or psychological professional and include a diagnosis, scope or degree of involvement, and summary of related functional limitations. As many reasonable accommodations require significant pre-planning, registration with DSS prior to situations requiring accommodations is essential.
Includes definitions and documentation requirements.
Americans with Disabilities Act
In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (PL93-1112), as amended (PL 93-516), and with Title II and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, no qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall be excluded from, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination due to their disability.