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Services for Students with Disabilities

WOSC is committed to providing support services to physically and learning disabled students. These services are guided by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 which prohibits discrimination against otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities, and mandates that reasonable accommodations be made for such persons.  US Dept. of Ed. - Preparing for Postsecondary Education

To access these services students must initiate their request each semester by meeting with the counselor to discuss their physical or academic needs. Students must provide documentation from a qualified professional as to the nature of their disability before receiving services. Student Support Services ADA Request Form

Each student is encouraged to act as his/her own advocate and has the major responsibility for securing assistance. Early and regular contact with the counselor will help ensure services and accommodations. It is strongly recommended that all documentation is in place by the second week of classes to ensure that accommodations are met in a timely fashion.  Information about the differences in accommodations at the high school and college levels.

College Accommodations for Students with Disabilities.
Scholarships for Students with Disabilities


Western Accessibility Documentation (all external links below will open a new window)