Contact

Disability and Access Resources

  • CC, Rm. 202
  • 570.320.5225
  • TTY: 570.321.5528
  • dar@pct.edu

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To ensure the provision of reasonable and appropriate services in a timely manner, students interested in receiving accommodations must:

  • Complete a Self-Disclosure
  • Submit current and relevant disability documentation (documentation can be uploaded to the self-disclosure form OR sent directly to Disability and Access Resources)

Eligibility for disability-related accommodations at Pennsylvania College of Technology requires current documentation of the disability, verifying:

  • the nature of the disability
  • history/experience of disability
  • functional impact in an academic environment
  • the need for specific accommodations

Disability-related records are confidential and are not part of the student’s academic file. Disability and Access Resources will review and consider all pieces of documentation submitted however the guidelines below outline disability-specific criteria that highlight functional areas of impact.

Submit Self-Disclosure & Documentation

Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/Learning Disabilities

Documentation for ADD/ADHD/Learning Disabilities should be from a qualified professional, who has NO personal relationship with the individual being evaluated, and should have been completed within the past 3 years or completed by age 18 or over. Documentation should include:

  • A clear diagnostic statement (DSM-IV TR or DSM 5)
  • History of the disorder including onset, consistency, pervasiveness, and severity (applicable for ADD/ADHD)
  • Aptitude test including subtest scores from one of the following:
    (No abbreviated versions):
    • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
    • Woodcock-Johnson Cognitive Ability
    • Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale
    • Kaufmann Intelligence Assessment Test
  • Achievement test including subtest scores from one of the following:
    • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test
    • Woodcock-Johnson Test of Achievement
    • Scholastic Abilities Tests for Adults
  • Summary page including result interpretation, a description of the current functional limitations presented by the student in an academic environment
  • Recommendation and reason for academic accommodations including assistive technologies

Physical/Neurological Disabilities/Mental Health Conditions

Physical/Neurological Disabilities: ASD, Musculoskeletal, Visual, Auditory, Chronic/Temporary Health Conditions, Seizures, Migraines, Celiac, etc. 
Mental Health Conditions: Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Eating Disorder, OCD, Schizophrenia, Adjustment Disorder, etc. 

Documentation for a physical/neurological disabilities/mental health conditions should be on letterhead from a qualified professional and/or treating physician, who has NO personal relationship with the individual being evaluated, and should have been written within the past 12 months. Documentation should include:

  • A clear diagnostic statement. (Mental health conditions should be described using the DSM-IV TR or DSM-5 criteria and characteristics)
  • History of the disorder including onset, severity, consistency, and pervasiveness
  • Diagnosis of the disability
  • Listing and results of appropriate tests used to support current diagnosis
  • A description of the current functional limitations presented by the student in an academic and campus community environment. May include mobility, manual dexterity, information retrieval, communication, and endurance
  • Medications currently prescribed and/or used for treatment, including potential side effects of the medication
  • Recommendations and reason for academic and campus community environment accommodations, including assistive technologies
  • Signature of the qualified professional/treating physician including professional credentials and date on which the diagnostic statement was written

Important Timeline Information

Although documentation will be reviewed on a rolling basis, we recommend students submit their documentation by the following deadline dates in order to ensure accommodations are in place by the start of the semester:

Semester Submission Deadlines:

  • June 1 (for Fall semester)
  • December 1 (for Spring semester)

Notification of Eligibility

For academic and campus community environment accommodations, you will be notified by mail and Penn College email of eligibility for Disability and Access Resources' accommodations and/or services based on the documentation review. You are responsible for contacting the office to schedule an initial appointment with a member of the Disability and Access Resources staff. This should occur during the first few weeks of each semester to discuss the need for services and to obtain Course Accommodation Request forms. You are responsible for requesting your course accommodation forms to be sent to your course instructor each semester.

Contact

Disability and Access Resources

  • CC, Rm. 202
  • 570.320.5225
  • TTY: 570.321.5528
  • dar@pct.edu

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