(Consumer Information Disclosure)
IECC is committed to maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable federal and state regulations aimed at protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities.
Support is available in the form of accessible facilities, individualized plans, and reasonable accommodations to students who meet the requirements of a person with a disability. A disability requiring additional staff or funding, contractual arrangements through an outside vendor, or structural modifications (such as adaptive or assistive technology) may require several weeks to be arranged. To receive appropriate accommodations in your classes, please see the guidelines that follow.
Student (current or prospective) Guidelines for Requesting Reasonable Accommodations
1. Contact the ADA Coordinator* at your college as soon as possible to begin the process by scheduling a meeting.
2. Complete a Student Request for Accommodations form and submit to the ADA Coordinator, along with the required supporting documentation, which may include any of the following:
An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 Plan. Additional documentation may be requested if the plan was not in effect immediately prior to the date when the student exited high school.
A plan or record of service for the student from a private school, a local educational agency, a state educational agency, or an institution of higher education provided under a Section 504 Plan.
A record of evaluation from a relevant licensed professional finding that the student has a disability. This documentation must:
> Clearly state the diagnosed disability;
> Describe the functional limitations resulting from the disability;
> Be signed and dated by an evaluator qualified to make the diagnosis (include NPI number and license number of certification and area of specialization);
> Be current (within five years for learning disabilities and one year for psychiatric disabilities (unless of a permanent nature);
> Include complete educational, developmental, and medical history relevant to the disability for which testing accommodations are being requested; and
> Include a list of all test instruments used in the evaluation report and relevant subtest scores used to document the stated disability.
A plan or record of disability from another institution of higher education.
Documentation of a disability due to military service in the uniformed services.
* NOTE: If you need any assistance with your request or if you have questions, please contact your ADA Coordinator:
Districtwide Adult Basic Education Students
Program Director of Adult Education
All Other Students
Director of Learning Commons at your college of attendance
Processing A Request
The ADA Coordinator will review the documents provided, request additional information if necessary, determine if the request can be granted, and advise you within 7 days of receiving all required documents. Every effort will be made to honor a request for a reasonable accommodation unless it is determined that doing so would pose an undue hardship or fundamentally alter the operations of the institution.
If the request is approved:
An interactive process is coordinated by the ADA Coordinator, between the student and faculty/staff, in order to develop a comprehensive plan;
An Accommodation Letter is prepared on your behalf and you are responsible for providing it to applicable faculty/staff;
Faculty/staff will provide the approved accommodations;
You can expect accommodations to be implemented in an effective and timely manner; if not, you should contact the ADA Coordinator as soon as possible.
Subsequent Semester Expectations
You must meet with the ADA Coordinator every semester for which you require accommodations. Contact should be made at the earliest date possible prior to the beginning of the semester.
You must secure and distribute an Accommodation Letter every semester to ensure accommodations are available as needed.
If the request is denied:
You may appeal the decision by contacting the District ADA Coordinator (contact information below) within 10 business days upon receipt of the written denial.
The District ADA Coordinator will review the appeal, in consultation with the Chancellor (or designee), to determine if the original decision is upheld or repealed.
QUESTIONS / APPEALS
Student appeals or questions regarding the IECC ADA Policy and/or the American with Disabilities Act should be directed to the District ADA Coordinator:
Title IX/District ADA Coordinator
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges
320 East North Avenue
Noble, IL 62868
Students who believe IECC has not met its obligations under the ADA should refer to IECC’s Policy to Address a Complaint (100.16).