Renewal form for returning students.
Documentation Form (PDF)
Metropolitan Community College (MCC) complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act that prohibits discrimination in admission or access to its programs based on disability. Each MCC campus has a Disability Support Services (DSS) office that works with students with disabilities to arrange accommodations. Students who are requesting accommodations should contact and provide disability documentation to the campus DSS Coordinator. The DSS Coordinator will consider all of the information you provide (including, but not limited to, the following):
We need enough information to confirm that you have a disability which substantially limits a major life activity and understand how your disability will affect you at MCC. It is your responsibility to identify the accommodations you are requesting. You may want to consider and tell the DSS Coordinator how your disability affects the following:
Information about past accommodations that were useful can be helpful. Also, if the impact of your disability changes over time or has known triggers, please let us know.
These general guidelines were developed to assist you with thinking about your needs and preparing information so that we can evaluate your request and make recommendations regarding your requested accommodations. If you have questions, please contact us.
Arts & Sciences, Room 113
Victorie Hollwell, DSS Coordinator - 816.604.6651
LuAnn Heacock, DSS Administrative Assistant - 816.604.6636
Campus Center, Room 208
Jennifer Argo, DSS Coordinator - 816.604.2254
MW Learning Resources Building, Room 167
Kim Fernandes, DSS Coordinator - 816.604.3192
Humanities Building, Room HU 001A
Mirella Jones, DSS Coordinator - 816.604.4293
Connie Spies, Counselor - 816.604.4152
This must be made in a timely manner in order to allow MCC sufficient time to plan and provide the accommodations. Some accommodations, such as alternative formats and in-class readers and scribes, can take several weeks or longer to arrange. If you are eligible, but do not self-identify, you are not entitled to services.
All accommodations agreed upon must be supported by the information or data in the documentation and must address your disability needs.
You and your instructor should meet to discuss how the accommodations are to be addressed. Accommodations are not retroactive and will begin when the instructor receives the instructor notification memo. Any concerns or suggested changes should be directed to a DSS office.
You may request accommodations be added, adjusted or eliminated based upon your personal experiences in academic course work or changes in documented needs.
You may file a grievance internally with the designated site ADA Coordinator or externally with the Office of Civil Rights.
If not, we can require you to secure additional documentation at your own expense. We will keep your documentation in a separate file in adherence to FERPA.
We will coordinate the provision of those accommodations at no cost to you. If you have a request for a specific academic adjustment, MCC may offer that or an alternative one if that would also be effective.
It is our goal that you become your own advocate. We recognize this is a skill that may need to be taught. We are available for support, clarification and general consultation.
Students are encouraged to discuss disability-related concerns with DSS staff. The DSS Office will attempt to resolve issues by assisting the student in discussing concerns with the faculty member, department, or program; participating in such discussions; or calling the faculty member and/or head of the department in an effort to clarify and resolve issues. Most situations are positively resolved through this process.
If a satisfactory resolution is still not reached, information about MCC’s grievance procedure can be found at http://web.mcckc.edu/asp/infoex/prp/files/730030BP.pdf
If the complaint is not resolved at the college level, a student may choose to file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights at http://www.ed.gov/ocr/.