UC Clermont

Accessibility Resources

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The primary purpose of the Accessibility Resources office at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College is to give students with disabilities the opportunity to achieve their academic goals.

To initiate these specialized services, students need to self-identify and have the proper documentation sent to the program coordinator of Accessibility Resources. The program coordinator also acts as a liaison with other college officers and departments including faculty, advising/scheduling, bookstore and any other referrals.

The most appropriate academic assistance in the classroom and/or at the college will be developed to the mutual satisfaction of the student, faculty and the director of Accessibility Resources.

All UC Clermont College students who require academic accommodations or other specialized services due to disabilities should refer to the following information or contact the program coordinator of Accessibility Resources to access these services.

The mission of the University of Cincinnati Clermont College Accessibility Resources office is threefold:

  1. It seeks to ensure that all students with disabilities can freely and actively participate in all facets of college life.
  2. Through this effort, it hopes to provide and coordinate support services to maximize students' educational potential and develop their independence to the fullest extent possible by providing and coordinating support services.
  3. Finally, this program strives to increase the level of awareness among the UC Clermont College community so that students with disabilities are able to perform at a level limited only by their abilities, not their disabilities.
Upon receipt of necessary documentation, appropriate academic assistance and support services are provided based on individual need. With a goal of equal educational access in mind, Accessibility Resources creates opportunities for and promotes educational experiences, services and enrichment to persons with disabilities.
 
See UC's Access to Education Policy page for more information.

To Qualify for Services

Accessibility Resources provides assistance, appropriate accommodations or other specialized services for students with all types of disabilities. We will provide “reasonable” accommodations as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

Below are some examples of disabilities that are eligible for services:

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Attention Deficit Disorder - ADD / ADHD
  • Psychological - Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar, PTSD, OCD
  • Medical/Chronic Illness - Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Crohn's, Migraines, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Sickle Cell
  • Visual - Low Vision or Blind
  • Hearing - Hearing Impaired or Deaf
  • Physical - Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Spinal Cord Injury
  • Autism Spectrum / Autism / Asperger’s
  • Cognitive - Brain Injury, Concussion

 If you believe that you may have a disability that is not listed above, please reach out to our office to discuss you individual circumstances.

Process

Students who have confirmed and are registered for classes should reach out to our office if interested in receiving accommodations or other specialized services while attending UC. Accommodations from an IEP or 504 Plan from high school will be reviewed and considered but do not automatically transfer to the college level.

Registration is a 3-step process:

1. Complete the Student Introductory Application.

2. Submit appropriate documentation using the guidelines described below, along with your Student Introductory Application.

3. AR will schedule an intake meeting with you. This will be scheduled after the documentation is reviewed. During this meeting we will discuss your needs, develop an appropriate plan, discuss the processes to access your accommodations, and additional support services available at UC Clermont.

Documentation

In order for our office to provide the most appropriate, most reasonable accommodations, documentation should follow the guidelines listed below. Once the documentation is provided, an intake interview will follow to discuss the impact of the disability within the academic environment.

Documentation such as Individual Education Program (IEP), Summary of Performance (SOP), Teacher Observations, full Psychological Evaluations, Psycho-Educational Evaluations (with test scores), physician's medical records, etc., may be submitted to our offices for review.

Documentation should be relevant and from a qualified professional or professionals that are licensed or credentialed with expertise in the diagnosed area of disability; i.e., a psychologist should not diagnose an orthopedic disability.

Guidelines

  • A diagnosis of disability or impairment that limits a major life activity;
  • A description of how the condition will impact the student within the academic environment;
  • A listing of reasonable, appropriate accommodations that will lessen the impact of the disability within the academic setting.

NOTE: Our office reserves the right to ask for more documentation to clarify how the disability will impact the student within the academic setting. Documentation can be faxed, emailed, mailed or dropped off to our office:

Fax:  513-732-8972.
Email: amy.simerly@uc.edu

AmyLou Simerly
UC Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, Ohio 45103

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Contact

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Amy Simerly

Program Coordinator, Accessibility Resources, Student Affairs

(513) 732-5327