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Students with Disabilities

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The Office of Disability Services (ODS) works with students having special needs to ensure they receive reasonable academic accommodations in courses of study, according to their individual needs. The goal: to guarantee that all students with disabilities have an equal opportunity in the pursuit of their educational objectives.

Eligible students are strongly encouraged to tap the services of this office. College studies show that students who consistently use ODS resources and accommodation services earn higher grades and graduate at a higher rate than students who choose not to use them.

Who is eligible?

Any otherwise qualified student or prospective student who states that he or she has a disability as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) or the guidelines for section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 may register with this office.

How to register?

To register for services, a student or prospective student must first provide appropriate documentation of disability. Student documentation should be current, typed, signed and on official letterhead.

It should include:
Student's Name and Date of Birth
Diagnosis- This may be a high school ETR or letter from a Doctor or other Professional. If it is a letter from a Doctor or other Professional, it should include supporting tests used to determine the disability.
Academic implications of disability
Recommendations for the student

Documentation may be faxed to 513-569-4744 or emailed to disabilities@cincinnatistate.edu

Documentation and Next Steps

Clifton Campus

Step One for the Student:

Student documentation should be current, and must include: (student may bring this in)

  • Student’s Name
  • Student’s DOB
  • Diagnosis (ETR, Dr. or other Professional diagnosis)
    • If from a Dr., or other Professional, it must include supporting tests used to determine disability
  • Academic implications of disability
  • Recommendations for the student
  • Document must be typed, signed and on official letterhead

Documentation may be faxed by Professional or student, if desired, to: 513-569-4744

Next Steps for the Student:

After Documentation is received in Disability Services, the student will receive an email or phone call of notification that documentation has been received. Following notification…

  • If the student is registered for classes, the student must then call our office to set up a meeting with Pamela Goines, Manager, to discuss accommodation needs. Call 513-569-1775.
  • If the student is in the Admissions process and needs additional accommodations for the COMPASS test (Braille, Large Print, Reader, etc.), documentation w/the request for any of these accommodations must be received first, which will be followed by a notification from the Testing Lab for an appointment to take this test.
    • (Students - Please allow 7-10 business days from the time of request to hear from the Testing Lab re: appointment for the test)
Middletown Campus

Step One for the Student:

Student documentation should be current, and must include: (student may bring this in)

  • Student’s Name
  • Student’s DOB
  • Diagnosis (ETR, Dr. or other Professional diagnosis)
    • If from a Dr., or other Professional, it must include supporting tests used to determine disability
  • Academic implications of disability
  • Recommendations for the student
  • Document must be typed, signed and on official letterhead

Documentation may be faxed by Professional or student, if desired, to: 513-569-4744
** Front Desk personnel @ Middletown may also fax paperwork to our office.

Next Steps for the Student:

After Documentation is received in Disability Services, the student will receive an email or phone call of notification that documentation has been received. Following notification…

  • If the student is registered for classes, the student must then call our office to set up a meeting with Pamela Goines, Manager. Call 513-569-1775. Middletown students may ask for a phone conference meeting with Mrs. Goines unless they prefer to come to the Clifton campus.
  • If the student is in the Admissions process and needs additional accommodations for the COMPASS test beside extended time (Braille, Large Print, Reader, etc.), documentation w/the request for any of these accommodations must be received first, which will be followed by a notification from the Testing Lab for an appointment to take this test.
    • (Students - Please allow 7-10 business days from the time of request to hear from the Testing Lab re: appointment for the test)

** Following the meeting with Mrs. Goines, all paperwork will be sent to Middletown for student signatures. Paperwork will also contain any letters that the student would need to deliver to instructors.

Important Documents from the Office of Disability Services (ODS):

The following Disability Services documents provide details about submitting documentation and other procedures for students with disabilities. The accommodations, if recommended to a student, are free of charge.

Interpreter Request

Policies and Procedures

Student Registration Form

Transition Differences from High School to College

eForms

Digital Text Request

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Contact the Office of Disability Services via email or by phone to schedule an appointment and determine how we can help you succeed at Cincinnati State.

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Location & Hours

Office of Disability Services
Room 129 – Main Building
(513) 569-1775 phone
(513) 559-1527 tty
(513) 569-4744 fax
Email

Office Hours
8 am – 6:30 pm - Mon & Tues
8 am – 8 pm - Wed & Thurs
8 am – 4 pm - Fri
 
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