Disabilities Specialistmarie.firstname.lastname@example.org(708) 656-8000
Ext: #2153Building B, Room 102
Hello, my name is Marie Ferro and I am the Disability Specialist for Morton College. I assist students with their transition into college and to obtain educational accommodations for the classroom. Accommodations can be provided for students if they have been diagnosed with learning, physical, behavioral health and/or medical disabilities. This site provides information on obtaining accommodations that can help you achieve academic success.
Post-secondary students with disabilities are guaranteed access to college programs and services by the following federal laws:
"No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States... shall, solely by reason of his or her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
"Subject to the provisions of this title, no qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, program, or activities of a public entity, or be subjected to discrimination by such an entity."
The law defines a person with a disability as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. The definition further indicates that you are a "person with a disability" and entitled to protection from discrimination if you have a disability, if you have a history of a disability, or if you are regarded as having a disability.
An "otherwise qualified" disabled individual is defined as one who with an auxiliary aid (e.g., tape recorder, text-on-tape, notetaker) or reasonable accommodation (e.g., test proctoring, extended time for testing, sign language interpreter) can meet the academic requirements that an institution can demonstrate essential to its education program.
Submission Deadlinesfor Accommodations
Spring 2016: Jan 8, 2016 Summer 2016: May 27, 2016
Documentation more thanthree (3) years old will NOT be accepted.
Download Request forAccommodation Form