Welcome to Disability Resources and Services
The mission of the Estrella Mountain Community College's Disability Resources and Services Office (DRS) is to provide the resources, services and academic adjustments necessary to allow each student with qualifying documentation to achieve success in his or her educational goals.
DRS is responsible for providing legally mandated access and academic adjustments to any students that registers with DRS and provides documentation from a qualified professional. DRS insures compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabiliation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. All medical and psychological information is kept confidential. Legally mandated access and academic adjustments may include support such as
- Extended time for testing
- Quiet rooms to minimize distraction
- Note-taking assistance
- Sign Language Interpreters
- Readers and Scribes for Testing
- Alternative Print Formats
- Assistive Technology
Some accommodations may require 4-6 weeks prior notification, so it is important to meet with DRS before your classes begin.
New students are interviewed by a DRS professional to determine academic adjustments based on documentation from a qualified professional. We cannot determine eligibility for services without a clear diagnosis and the name, credentials, and signature of a qualified professional. Walk-ins are taken, but to avoid waiting we recommend that you schedule an appointment for your interview.
Click here for documentation requirements.
The Faculty section is organized by disability, with information, articles and websites for each disability.
This section includes information that is relevant to all individuals with disabilities, such as rights and responsibilities.
Have questions? We can be reached by phone or email using the contact information on the left.
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