Disability Services

Special Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

With a commitment to equal access of facilities, activities, and programs, Navarro College provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations for qualified students with regard to disabilities and with regard to the potential for success as defined in Section 504 of the Amended Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 2000, and the ADAAA of 2009. Such disabilities include, but are not limited to speech impairments, hearing impairments, visual impairments, learning disabilities, and emotional/psychological disabilities. Students requesting special accommodations must adhere to the following guidelines:

Students should make requests for accommodations ideally at least (4) four weeks prior to the first day of the semester or if returning student at least (2) two weeks before classes begin. It is highly recommended that students allow this sufficient time prior to the first day of class for greater likelihood of academic success that semester.Failure to do so may result in delay or suspension of services. A request for accommodations is considered on an individual basis once a completed application is submitted along with the most current and complete documentation. Documentation should include a clinical narrative and/or assessment with a diagnostic statement identifying the disability, the recommended accommodations and/or auxiliary aids currently prescribed or in use, and the functional, relevant, academic impact of the disability. Such documentation should be on letterhead and contain the professional’s signature. Navarro College Disability Services reserves the right to request updated documentation for accommodations requested. Notes on prescription pads will not be accepted.

Examples of this type of documentation are: a Psychological Evaluation, a letter from a licensed professional such as a licensed professional counselor or medical doctor, an Admissions, Review and Dismissal (ARD), Individualized Education Program (IEP) with accompanying diagnostic paperwork, Comprehensive Individual Assessment (CIA), and Full Individual Evaluation (FIE).

Students must submit an online application to disability services by going to http://www.navarrocollege.edu/support-services/disability-services/ and clicking on disability services application.

Documentation can be submitted either by uploading with the online application, faxing it to 903-875-7391 or by bringing in person to a designated representative of Navarro College Disability Services on the campus you plan to attend.

It is the student’s responsibility to complete this process in a timely manner by completing the online application, submitting documentation, and meeting with the disability services coordinator. After the accommodations have been approved the student must discuss accommodations with each of their instructors. This will enable Navarro College to provide the student with equal access to educational needs and assist in making the college experience a rewarding and successful one.