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Disability Documentation Information

Macomb Community College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, which states, "No otherwise qualified person with a disability in the United States... shall, solely on the basis of a disability, be denied access to, or the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity provided by any institution receiving federal financial assistance." Furthermore, The ADA Act of 1990 defines a disability as any of the following:
  1. a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of the individual,
  2. a record of such impairment, or
  3. being regarded as having such an impairment.

ADA protection for persons with disabilities entitles them to freedom from discrimination. The principle of equal opportunity is not meant to guarantee quality of results. Decisions with regard to the provision of accommodation services at Macomb Community College are made on a basis of individualized review of disability documentation and the prescriptive recommendation(s) for accommodation(s) contained in this document.

Recent and comprehensive documentation concerning the current functional impact of an impairment in an adult learning environment is required to: (1) determine whether a student is disabled as defined by law, (2) determine whether reasonable accommodations can be designed, and (3) determine which specific accommodations can be provided. Macomb Community College does not provide testing for disabilities. It is the responsibility of the person requesting accommodation services to provide documentation. All documentation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Students may be required to submit additional documentation. Specific questions regarding documentation should be discussed with a Special Services Counselor.