Disability Services

At Ashland Community and Technical College we believe that higher education is a starting point for success. That is why we are committed to providing equal educational opportunity for all students.

The purpose of Disability Services is to promote equal access to programs, activities, and facilities at ACTC. Our philosophy is to encourage students with disabilities to develop maximum independence and skills of personal empowerment.

Reasonable accommodations are provided to qualifying individuals in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 & the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These regulations define a person with a disability as someone who:

1. Has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities;
2. Has a record of such impairment;
3. Is regarded as having such impairment;

The Disability Services program is a part of the Student Affairs unit and works with all departments, offices, and personnel to provide excellence in service to individuals with disabilities and to administer these services in an equitable and efficient manner. There are many different types of disabilities that can affect individual students' educational experiences. We provide assistance to students with various physical, mental health, and learning disabilities. We welcome all inquiries from students regarding their eligibility for services, and to discuss what services are available to meet their personal needs.

The process of receiving services through Disability Services involves a few simple steps:

  • complete the Disability Services Student Profile and return it to Disability Services
  • provide appropriate documentation of a disability
  • meet with the Disability Services director to discuss individual needs and concerns to best develop a plan of services
  • work with the director to establish how much information you wish to disclose and to whom you wish to disclose it to best facilitate your academic accommodations