The mission of Moraine Valley
Community College's Center for Disability
Services (CDS) is to serve students with
documented disabilities. Our purpose is to ensure equal access for students
with disabilities to all college programs and to promote student independence,
student success, and self-advocacy.
To accomplish its mission, the Center for Disability Services will:
Assist as a liaison between students with
disabilities, faculty and staff.
Offer diagnostic testing (Woodcock-Johnson
III) services to current and potential students to identify a learning
Provide accommodations to self-identified
students with a documented disability.
Advise and counsel students with disabilities
on academic and vocational issues.
Support faculty, staff and administrators on
the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 compliance as it relates
to students with disabilities.
Offer recruitment and transition services to
potential in-district high school students with disabilities.
Provide support and education to all members
of the college and community, so as to develop an environment of awareness
and mutual respect regarding students with a documented disability.
Spring and Fall Office
Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m.-noon
Post-secondary students with disabilities are guaranteed access to college
programs and services by the following federal laws:
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
"No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United
States...shall, solely by reason of his or her disability, be excluded from the
participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination
under any program or activity receiving Federal
II of the Americans with Disabilities Act
"Subject to the provisions of this title, no qualified individual with a
disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation
in or be denied the benefits of the services, program, or activities of a public
entity, or be subjected to discrimination by such an entity."
Valley Community College is committed to the spirit and the letter of Section
504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. We
acknowledge the responsibility of all staff, faculty, and students to adhere to
the philosophy of equal access to opportunity.
of Disability An
"otherwise qualified" disabled individual is defined as one who with an
auxiliary aid (e.g., tape recorder, text-on-tape, note-taker) or reasonable
accommodation (e.g., test proctoring, extended time for testing, sign language
interpreter) can meet the academic requirements that an institution can
demonstrate essential to its education program.
The law defines a person with a disability as someone who has a physical or
mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
The definition further indicates that you are a "person with a disability"
and entitled to protection from discrimination if you have a disability, if you
have a history of a disability, or if you are regarded as having a disability.