Presentation on theme: "New Faculty and Adjunct Orientation: Disability and Veterans Services Director: Cindy Yarberry Phone: 444-6897"— Presentation transcript:
New Faculty and Adjunct Orientation: Disability and Veterans Services Director: Cindy Yarberry Phone:
About Disability Services Disclosure of a disability in college is voluntary If a student tells you he or she has a disability, please refer to my office My web page has tons of helpful information, including an application, documentation guidelines and policies
Disability Services Disabilities on campus include physical complaints, learning disabilities, mental health issues, veterans issues Typical accommodations include extra time on tests, note takers, note cards, interpreters, screen reading software, etc.
Disability Services What the letter of accommodation means How to implement accommodations Accommodations are not retroactive What to do if you have questions Please refer students to me Can I flunk a student with a disability? (yes, of course!)
Your Responsibilities I may ask you to solicit a note taker; let me know if you want me to come to class Please be sure to include a statement about referring students to my office in your syllabus or class policy sheet; I can give you the language You need to implement the accommodations on the letter, particularly testing
Counseling Services Available Counseling is available for students at no charge Location will be in Room 119 Tammy, Suzanne, or I can make appointments Please refer students to us for problems that may necessitate short-term counseling services Counselors can address crises or problems in the classroom as well
Veterans Educational Benefits Students are certified for their benefits by Tammy Steckler Veterans often have problems with sitting in front of the class, public speaking, and memory Veterans can be agitated easily, have triggers for anxiety or panic attacks, and have unrealistic expectations Please refer students of concern to us!