Disability Resources

Welcome to Disability Resources and Services

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Summer Hours

May 15-August 5
Monday through Thursday, 6:30-6:30
Friday - CLOSED

 

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 Rehabilitation 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

A student wishing to register for services must meet MCCCD admissions requirements, or be enrolled as an MCCCD student, and must provide Disability Resources and Services (DRS) with required documentation verifying the nature and extent of the disability prior to receiving any accommodation. The DRS Manager/Program Advisor is responsible for evaluating documentation and determining accommodation eligibility.

We have recently changed our processes for registering and requesting accommodations. If you are new to Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC), please take a moment to log into DRS Connect to get started with registering with the DRS office. If you already registered with our office, please sign in to DRS Connect to start requesting your accommodations. If you have any questions or experience difficulties with this process, please contact our office for assistance. We aspire to establish equal access for all students and look forward to working with you.

Connecting with DRS to request reasonable accommodations is a simple process. Please read this information to learn more about documentation and other campus resources. This process is applicable for all students with disabilities within MCCCD.

Process:

  • Complete the DRS Connect application online.
  • Have your MEID and password available and your EMCC Student Identification number.
  • Expect to spend between 5 and 15 minutes.
  • Upload documentation about your disability and/or past use of accommodations that will assist DRS in considering your request.
  • Scan your documentation and upload the file(s) after completing the request form.
  • Call (623) 935-8863 if you have questions or difficulty with file upload.
  • Expect contact from the DRS office within a week after you complete the form.

Call DRS (623) 935-8863 with questions.

Documentation:

  • Submit the disability/accommodation documentation you have available.
    • Helpful information may include:
      Medical records
      Psychoeducational test reports
      School records
      ​Note: Accommodations are not retroactive. A student with appropriate documentation and approval of DRS staff is entitled to services/accommodations from that date forward. It is important to request academic accommodations each semester.

Faculty Resources
The Faculty section is organized by disability, with information, articles and websites for each disability.

General Information
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.