Services for Students with Special Needs


The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended in 2008) requires the College to make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of current or potential students. 住宿是指工作或学习环境的任何改变, or in the way things are customarily done, that enables an individual with a qualifying disability to pursue opportunities and have access to employment or programs and services offered by the College.

Statement of Intent:

内布拉斯加州印第安社区学院希望创建一个无障碍社区 individuals with disabilities have an equal opportunity to pursue their educational goals limited only by their abilities not their disabilities to this end the college will:

  • Provide direct, reasonable accommodations and support services for individuals with disabilities.
  • Encourage self-determination, independence and personal responsibility for students with special needs.
  • Provide resources, advocacy, collaborative services, and outreach throughout the College community.
  • Promote an open and welcoming environment around campus for individuals with special needs.
  • Inform and educate the pg电子app下载 community about disability-related laws, rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Members of the Educational Access (EA) team at all campus locations have the responsibility for coordinating the efforts of the college to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. 该团队负责与符合条件的学生协调工作 provide appropriate academic accommodations.

Qualifying Disability:

To have a qualifying disability, an individual must have a record of having a substantial impairment. 实质性损害是指明显限制或限制的损害 a major life activity such as hearing, seeing, speaking, walking, breathing, performing 体力劳动,照顾自己,学习或工作.

Otherwise Qualified:个人还必须具备“其他方面的资格”(如.e., to be able to meet the requisite technical and academic standards)


  • 符合条件的残疾人必须自我认同.
  • Documentation must meet the criteria established by Nebraska Indian Community College.
  • 个人必须符合该计划的“其他条件”.

Once it has been documented that an individual has a qualifying disability, pg电子app下载 will 与个人合作,提供合理的住宿. The College is only obligated to make an accommodation to the known limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability. 学院不需要提供住宿 that is primarily for personal use. 提供的住宿不需要是最多的 个人要求的昂贵或理想的住宿,只要它是一个 effective accommodation.      

The Decision to Self-Identify:

The decision to self-identify and request reasonable accommodation is highly personal. pg电子app下载 welcomes current and prospective students to discuss their disability, documentation, 可能的住宿,以及与教育机会小组成员的关注. If you have a disability, there is no requirement that you disclose your disability at any time, but in order to receive accommodations from the College, you must self-identify. 不自我认同的决定是被理解和尊重的.


  • 你有严重影响主要生活功能的残疾记录.
  • You are a client of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Commission for the Blind, the Commission 为聋人或重听人服务,或相关机构.
  • 你在另一所教育机构获得了住宿.


Steps to Request Reasonable Accommodations:

1. Complete an 合理住宿申请表or reach out to an Educational Access (EA) team member for support. 

pg电子app下载学生可以在任何时候填写合理的住宿申请表 in the semester or during their college career. Additionally, you can also reach out for help if you need additional support. Unlike elementary or high school, as a college student, you decide if and when to request accommodations by connecting with the EA team. 

2. Connect with EA team member for next steps.

Once you complete the form (available digitally or in-person), an EA team member will send the next steps to you via pg电子app下载 email, including information on scheduling a time 讨论作为pg电子app下载学生的合理安排. This meeting is confidential, and your disability information will never be disclosed to your faculty or other campus personnel without your consent.   

3. EA团队将协调确定合理的住宿条件.
After your initial meeting, the EA team will determine if the requested accommodations 是否基于表单和其他文档得到支持. You may be asked to provide additional information or documentation to help determine suitable accommodation/s. Your description of any barriers you have experienced or may anticipate related to 你在学术和校园环境中的残疾是我们生活中不可或缺的一部分 process.  

  1. You will be asked if you would like to update your instructors about your accommodations by completing the Faculty Release form. 如果您想继续享受之前所要求的住宿,您 必须在每个学期的加/退日期之前填写教师释放表. 
  2. The EA team member may consult with your faculty member to determine the most effective and equitable accommodation.

4. Decision will be made on reasonable accommodation and faculty update.

  1. If you receive reasonable accommodation/s, an accommodation letter detailing the list of accommodations will be emailed to every faculty listed in the Faculty Release form within ten school days. 
  2. 如果你符合条件并且不接受住宿,你有权上诉 他们可能认为提供的住宿是不可接受的.
  3. If you do not qualify, you have the right to appeal the decision.

5. Stay connected. 
If accommodations are implemented, keep in communication with your EA team member. 您的反馈将帮助我们了解住宿是否对您有帮助. If the 住宿是不工作或情况有 changed, you may nead to have another conversation with an EA team member to decide on alternative accommodations 

  • Supporting documentation guidelines for requesting accommodations at pg电子app下载 are based on the recommendations of the 高等教育和残疾协会(AHEAD) -支持住宿 Requests: Guidance on Documentation Practices. 
  • You can request disability-related accommodations even without medical or disability documentation.  
  • If you do not provide medical or disability documentation from a third party; you 可以代替签署交互式流程完成表单,它将作为 提供住宿的证明文件.  
  • 与EA团队成员讨论你的经历和期望会很重要 帮助确定是否需要其他信息来支持您的请求.  
  • Based on AHEAD guidance on supporting documents, the following third-party documents are acceptable:  
    • Educational or medical records. 
    • Reports and assessments from Health care providers, school psychologists, teachers, or the educational system. 
    • 反映教育和住宿历史的文件,如个性化 教育计划(IEP)、绩效总结(SOP)和教师观察. 

The EA team facilitates an interactive process to understand your request(s) and determine effectual accommodations. 我们与您交谈,以了解您遇到的障碍 or anticipating. 描述你的残疾和任何学术或校园障碍 is crucial to this process. 我们也可以咨询教师或其他校园合作伙伴 to understand the context of the request.  

While documentation may be sufficient to establish that you have a disability, documentation alone does not inform whether we put accommodations in place or the specifics of those accommodations.  

Every request for accommodations is unique and is explored individually on a case-by-case basis. 在pg电子app下载,我们优先考虑公平,并尽我们最大的努力提供住宿 你拥有最公平的校园经历而不需要从根本上改变 课程或校园经历的主要结果或方面.  

EA team’s determination process considers the following to see if accommodations are appropriate: 

  • 要求的住宿是如何确保达到学术要求的 或者技术标准不会因为你的残疾而歧视你. 
  • 所要求的住宿将有必要为您提供有意义的 access or an equal opportunity to gain the same benefits as your non-disabled peers.  
  • That the requested accommodation is logically connected to the impacts of your disability 以及在学术环境中获得经验的任何障碍.  
  • Whether the requested accommodation is logically designed to address and remove the identified barrier to access.  
  • If implemented, the requested accommodation would be effective in removing the identified barrier to access  

The requested accommodation does not:  

  • Lower an essential program standard 
  • 从根本上改变一个基本的程序元素或要求 
  • 造成不适当的行政或财政负担 




Viji Rajasekar

Educational Access Team (EAT) Chair

Dana Yunker

Santee Campus- EAT Santee Campus Lead 

Shelley Kosola

Santee Campus- EAT Member

Raquel Grimaldo

SSC Campus- EAT SSC Campus Lead 

Yasmeen Sandoval

Online Campus- EAT Lead for Online Students

Susan Tyndall     

Macy Campus- EAT Lead Macy Campus

Janelle Wolfe

Macy Campus- EAT Member

Patti Page

Macy Campus- EAT Member

Crystal Ross

Dual Credit- EAT Lead for Dual Credit

Faculty Support for Educational Access Team

Megan Miller

Instructional Designer

TommyShawn Long

Instructional Designer

Kristine Sudbeck Dean of Academic Affairs


Right of Appeal:

有关学生申诉流程的更多信息,请联系EA团队. If the student 和学院无法成功解决的问题,学生确实有 the right to file a grievance. 所有学生都有公平的正当程序权利, in matters of dispute, including those arising from objection to, or dissatisfaction with, actions taken by Nebraska Indian Community College with regard to request for reasonable accommodation. 申诉程序或纠正措施下的补救措施 并采取措施提供合理的住宿. For a complete explanation of the Student Grievance processes at pg电子app下载, consult the College Catalog or contact the Dean of Student Services.

Confidentiality and Privacy:

EA团队保留残疾学生的所有记录和文件 confidential. 有关学生残疾的任何信息和随附文件 是保密的,并受《PG电子官方免费下载》的法律保护 《pg电子app下载》、《PG电子官方免费下载》和《PG电子官方免费下载》第504条. 



Faculty Release Form

Additional Resources: