Under Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, LaGuardia Community College has an implicit responsibility to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to its programs and services, and that the rights of students with disabilities are not denied. The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) provides advocacy to ensure access to all college programs and facilitates the transition to college life for students with disabilities. All students are required to register with supporting documentation. Appropriate accommodations and services are determined and include:
- academic,career and personal counseling
- priority registration
- academic advisement
- support services such as readers, note takers, and tutors; proctoring exams for students, and the use of the assistive technology lab
Students who may have a learning disability but do not have documentation can be evaluated for learning disabilities, and screened for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
The Learning Project
The Learning Project is part of OSD and is a VATEA grant-funded program designed to assist students with learning disabilities. The learning disabilities specialist will prepare letters of accommodation, arrange for tutoring services, readers, note takers, and proctors as indicated. For further information, please call (718) 482-5279.
Interested students should go to the Office for Students with Disabilities located in M-120. Students with a disability are encouraged to self-identify when they are accepted at LaGuardia so they can take advantage of these services.