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Special Accommodations (Office for Students with Disabilities)

The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) office provides support services for students with disabilities and students who are classified as special populations (i.e. single parents). Your path to academic success at NCTC may hold some unexpected challenges. The OSD will serve you if you qualify for disability accommodations as defined by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.

Support services for students with disabilities might include appropriate and reasonable accommodations, or they may be in the form of personal counseling, academic counseling, and career counseling. Furthermore, the OSD Counselors work with students to encourage self-advocacy and promote empowerment. The Counselors also provides resource information, disability-related information, and adaptive technology for students who qualify.

To obtain disability support services, students must:

  • be accepted for admission to NCTC;
  • meet with an OSD Counselor for an intake session;
  • provide documentation from a certified professional in the medical field, psychological field, or educational field, indicating the presence of a physical or mental impairment, which substantially limits one or more major life activities.