CCA is an accredited community college with campuses in Aurora and Denver Colorado

Accessibility Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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I think I may have a disability, but I am not sure.  What should I do?

I have a disability and need help.  What should I do?

What disability documentation do you need?

I am on SSDI.  Will documentation of my being on SSDI be sufficient to qualify for me to receive accommodations? 

I am having difficulty working with my instructors.  What should I do?

I am failing my class.  What should I do?

I need help with completing the paperwork for the appeal process.  Can you help me?

What is assistive technology and how can this help me?

I think I may have a disability, but I am not sure.  What should I do?

Contact the ASO to discuss your options.  A list of resources of professionals who assess for a learning disability has been compiled by the Accessibility Services Office (ASO) at the Community College of Aurora for interested students. The ASO does not endorse anyone on this list over anyone not on this list. All evaluators should be personally interviewed. This information is provided as a public service and the ASO accepts no liability for contracts made, as ASO has not necessarily screened the qualifications of these evaluators. This list is not exhaustive. Check with your medical doctor, local mental health center, or the Colorado Psychological Association Referral for other resources. The fees vary and some of the resources charge on a sliding scale, based on income.  The assessment fee is the responsibility of the student. Those outlined in a box charge on a sliding scale based on income.

It is recommended when you make the appointment with the provider that you submit a copy of the documentation guidelines for your disability to guide them in what information will need to be included in the written report. 

Once the student receives a copy of the learning disability assessment, submit the paperwork to the ASO.  We accept fax copies of documentation.  Once the ASO has received your completed Needs Assessment and documentation of disability, the ASO will contact you for an appointment.  This process takes approximately 3-5 working days. 

 

I have a disability and need help.  What should I do?  

To register for support services through our office, you will need to submit the online Needs Assessment form and documentation of your disability.  Once we have received this information we will contact you for an appointment.  This process takes approximately 3-5 working days.

 

What disability documentation do you need?

To view the disability documentation information, click here.

 

I am on SSDI.  Will documentation of my being on SSDI be enough for me to get accommodations?

No.  Having a diagnosis is not sufficient.  The ASO needs documentation by a qualified professional that states the current impact of your disability in a learning environment.  Once we have received both your Needs Assessment and documentation of disability, we will contact you for an appointment.  This process takes approximately 3-5 working days to process. 

 

I am having difficulty working with my instructors.  What should I do? 

Contact the ASO for assistance.  One of the options we will recommend is that you make an appointment to meet with your instructor and invite an ASO staff member to attend with you as an advocate.

 

I am failing my class.  What should I do?

Contact the ASO to discuss your options.  If you are on Financial Aid, do not stop attending or drop your class without first finding out how this action will affect your financial aid!!

 

I need help with completing the paperwork for the appeal process.  Can you help me?

Yes!  The ASO staff can work with you on strategies in completing the paperwork.  Please contact the ASO for an appointment.

 

What is assistive technology and how can this help me?

Assistive technology is equipment or software the supports students with various disabilities.  For more information, click here. 

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