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Disability Support Services

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IECC is committed to maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, its amendments, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. 

Support is available in the form of accessible facilities, individualized plans, and reasonable accommodations to students who meet the requirements of a person with a disability. A disability requiring additional staff or funding, contractual arrangements through an outside vendor, or structural modifications (such as adaptive or assistive technology) may require several weeks to be arranged.  To receive appropriate accommodations in your classes, please see the guidelines that follow. (Additional information, including the list of ADA Coordinators, can be found in the Americans with Disabilities Act Procedure.)

Guidelines for Requesting Reasonable Accommodations 

1.  Contact the ADA Coordinator at your college as soon as possible to begin the process – See contact information below (or click on your college/perspective college below.)

2.  Complete a Student Request for Accommodations form and submit to the ADA Coordinator, along with the required supporting documentation which must:

  • Be on typed or printed on official letterhead;

  • Clearly state the diagnosed disability;

  • Describe the functional limitations resulting from the disability;

  • Be signed and dated by an evaluator qualified to make the diagnosis (include NPI number and license number of certification and area of specialization);

  • Be current (within five years for learning disabilities and one year for psychiatric disabilities (unless of a permanent nature);

  • Include complete educational, developmental, and medical history relevant to the disability for which testing accommodations are being requested; and

  • Include a list of all test instruments used in the evaluation report and relevant subtest scores used to document the stated disability.

After the Request is Approved

  • The ADA Coordinator determines if the request can be granted and will advise you within 7 days. Every effort will be made to honor a request for a reasonable accommodation unless it is determined that doing so would pose an undue hardship or fundamentally alter the operations of the institution. 
  • A comprehensive plan is developed;

  • An Accommodation Letter is prepared on your behalf and you are responsible for providing it to applicable faculty/staff;

  • Faculty/staff will provide the approved accommodations;

  • You can expect accommodations to be implemented in an effective and timely manner; if not, you should contact the ADA Coordinator as soon as possible.

 Subsequent Semester Expectations

  • You must meet with the ADA Coordinator every semester for which you require accommodations. Contact should be made at the earliest date possible prior to the beginning of the semester.

  • You must secure and distribute an Accommodation Letter every semester to ensure accommodations are available as needed.

 

Contact your ADA Coordinator for Assistance

Frontier Community College
Sharmila Kakac
Program Director of Adult Education
(618) 842-3711, ext. 4312
kakacs@iecc.edu
 

Lincoln Trail College

 

Olney Central College

 

Wabash Valley College

 

QUESTIONS
Questions regarding the IECC ADA Policy and/or the American with Disabilities Act should be directed to the District ADA Coordinator:

Libby McVicker
Title IX/District ADA Coordinator
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges
320 East North Avenue
Noble, IL 62868
Ph: 618-393-3491

 

APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES
The Americans with Disabilities Act Procedure describes the process for appealing a denied request for reasonable accommodations. Students who believe IECC has not met its obligations under the ADA should refer to IECC’s Policy to Address a Complaint (100.16).