Platt College welcomes students with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of college life. Our mission is to ensure that students with physical, medical, learning or psychological disabilities are provided with equal access to all programs, activities and services. Our policy is consistent with relevant governmental statutes and regulations, including those pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (amended in 2008), Title IX of the Federal Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
ADA services, as part of Academic Support and Career Services, is included in the department's mission to offer an open door and an open mind to all students and their requirements, which creates a safe environment for the student to seek advice didactically or personally and facilitates communication between students and the faculty and staff.
Goals for ADA Resources and Services at Platt College
- To partner with students to achieve their academic goals
- Facilitate the transition from high school to college if applicable
- Serve as a campus resource for students, faculty and staff
- Support students to self-advocate and succeed in College
The 5 Steps for Accommodations for Students
Step 1: Students, during the admissions process, must inform the Admissions Representative that there is a need to speak with the designated Platt College ADA Coordinator, Darla Dolph, for ADA reasonable modifications that is neither a fundamental alteration nor an undue burden to the college to be made during admissions and enrollment processes.
Step 2: Students should review Policy 03:05:00 ADA in its entirety, as well as the Procedures for Request of ADA Accommodations document. In order to qualify for accommodations, students must complete and submit the following three completed forms to the designated Platt College ADA Coordinator describing specific reasonable modifications that would assist in the application processes:
Step 3: Upon request of the designated Platt College ADA Coordinator, students may be required to submit additional comprehensive diagnostic reports documenting their disability from a qualified and licensed medical professional. A comprehensive diagnostic report should include a diagnosis, all standardized assessment scores, a narrative/interpretation of the scores, a description of the educational impact on the individual (based on diagnosis and assessment results) and recommendations. The diagnostic report must be on letterhead, typed, dated, and signed, and otherwise legible. The name, title, and professional credentials of the evaluator must be clearly stated. Professional credentials refer to an appropriately licensed professional qualified to administer and interpret diagnostic testing. Diagnoses written on prescription pads and/or parent’s notes indicating a disability are NOT considered appropriate document.
Step 4: Once the designated Platt College ADA Coordinator has received all required forms and documentation, an intake meeting is scheduled with the student to discuss appropriate accommodations.
Step 5: After the appropriate documentation has been received and approved, the designated Platt College ADA Coordinator will send confidential letters to applicable College employees outlining needed accommodations.
Documentation on file should:
- Be completed within the last 3 years
- State clearly the diagnosed disability and educational or medical documentation.
- Describe the functional limitations resulting from the disability.
- If medication is prescribed, list relevant medication and side effects that the individual may experience.
- Describe the specific accommodations requested and explanation of why each accommodation is recommended.
- For learning disabilities, provide all psychological and educational testing instruments used in the evaluation report and relevant subtest scores used to document the stated disability.
Privacy for Students
Students have privacy and confidentiality protections. College employees, by law cannot talk with parents, guardians or other individuals about an applicant's enrollment process, unless granted written permission to do so.