(SAS staff are available to assist with the process.)
Student makes contact with SAS and asks for accommodations.
Student provides SAS with documentation of disability or is referred to the Learning Disability Specialist for testing. The documentation must be from an agency or licensed or certified professional who is qualified to evaluate the student’s disability and the effect it has on the learning process.
If the student is eligible for services, the SAS counselor, through an interactive consultation with the student, identifies educational limitations, determines academic accommodations, and completes the Academic Accommodation Plan.
With the student’s consent, SAS sends the instructor the Academic Accommodations Notification. If testing accommodations are authorized, the student will bring the Exam Proctoring Request form to the instructor to be signed.
SAS assists instructor in providing accommodations.
Students must request accommodations in advance of each semester, and at each college campus they attend and require accommodations. Accommodations do not automatically roll over each semester.
Please note: Before you discuss accommodations with faculty, you should have already submitted documentation to SAS. Instructional faculty are not expected to evaluate disability documentation. By law they are not required, nor advised, to provide accommodations unless the student has submitted the necessary documentation to the college. If you have not given documentation to SAS, the instructor should refer you back to SAS to talk with a counselor.
* Very occasionally a student chooses to submit documentation through the 504/ADA Coordinator; at the College of Alameda that person is the Vice President of Student Services. However, SAS will still need to evaluate disability documentation and discuss the request for accommodations with the student.