Services for Students with Disabilities

administration.jpg

Disability Services at Grayson College

The faculty and staff of Grayson College are dedicated to providing students with disabilities and special needs full access to programs and services by providing reasonable and effective accommodations that promote student independence. 

 

Disability Services Coordinator

Jeffri Johnson Hodge
6101 Grayson Drive
Denison, TX 75020
Phone:  903-463-8751

Fax: 903-465-2275
hodgej@grayson.edu

 

 

4 Steps to Request Academic Accommodations

Students requesting reasonable accommodations under the ADA must provide information to the Disability Services Coordinator from appropriately trained professionals, such as physicians, educational diagnosticians, licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, or other qualified professionals. Determining whether students are disabled as defined by the ADA and therefore entitled to reasonable accommodations is based on the documentation submitted. Documentation becomes part of students' educational records and is protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

 

Step 1: Contact the Disability Services Coordinator

Students, who have applied to Grayson College, may contact the Disability Services Coordinator at any time during regular office hours in the Testing Center (SC115).  Days and hours vary during mini-mesters and summer semesters.  Students should complete the applicable request form and submit it to the Disability Services Coordinator.

 

page_white_acrobat.png Accommodations For Classes

page_white_acrobat.png Accommodations For Entrance Exam

 

* Please fill out the above forms and submit them to hodgej@grayson.edu.

 

Step 2: Submit Supporting Documentation
  • A specific diagnosis, including level of severity and duration
  • The specific findings in support of the diagnosis, such as relevant history, tests administered, test results, and interpretation of test results
  • A description of the student's functional limitations (symptoms) as they directly relate to the stated disabilities and impact academic performance
  • Disability management by assistive devices (such as hearing aids, walkers, etc.) medications, treatments or other coping mechanisms as well as side effects caused by medication for treatment of conditions when impacting academic performance
  • Specific recommendations for reasonable accommodations (such as note takers, extended testing time, sign language interpreters, etc.) necessary for equal access in the academic environment
  • Documentation on the professional's letterhead, signed and dated, with contact information, such as address and telephone number

 

Step 3: Schedule a Conference

The student and the Coordinator of Disability Services will work together to determine appropriate academic accommodations for the entrance exam, if needed, and college courses.

  

Step 4: Submit Approval of Accommodations to Professors

Approval forms are given to students to present to their professors or other college officials. Forms state that students have provided evidence of disability and indicate the specific academic accommodations for which students have been approved.

  

 

Please note:

  • Students are responsible for delivering approval forms to the appropriate officials.
  • Some students may opt to receive accommodations in one class, but not receive accommodations in others.
  • Approval forms are not retroactive and must be updated each semester.  Students submit a written request at the beginning of each semester for which they are enrolled. 
  • If students with disabilities attempt a class without receiving accommodations, they cannot, unless given special approval by the instructor, ask to have accommodations applied to previous course work, exams, or quizzes.