Student Disability Services

Contact:
Brenda Dailey
dailey.b@ptc.edu
864-941-8378

Piedmont Technical College strives to provide reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities.

The college makes every effort to ensure access to educational opportunities in its program. If any of this information is not accessible to you based on your disability, please contact Brenda Dailey at 864-941-8378 or dailey.b@ptc.edu.
 

Who is eligible for services?

Anyone with a documented disability may register with Student Disability Services. The disability may be physical, psychiatric, psychological or emotional in nature. Assistance may be provided, but is not limited, to people with:

  • Mobility impairments
  • Hearing impairments
  • Visual impairments
  • Learning disabilities
  • Chronic physical conditions
  • Speech impairments
  • Attention deficit hyper-activity
     

What do you need to do?

Contact Brenda Dailey, Counselor for Student Disability Services, dailey.b@ptc.edu, 864-941-8378, to make an appointment.

 

Documentation

Students are responsible for supplying the appropriate documentation to Student Disability Services. A letter or medical records from a professional (doctor/ psychiatrist/psychologist) stating the student’s disability, functional limitations of the disability and types of accommodations needed is required. Students coming from high school can submit their IEP along with the Psycho-Educational Evaluation.  Any questions about documentation should be discussed with the counselor for Student Disability Services.

Once documentation is received the student and counselor meet to discuss reasonable accommodations needed in the classroom or testing environment to help students meet their academic goals. The accommodation process is a collaborative process to understand the student's disability and how the disability may impact the student's educational experience in order to determine reasonable accommodations.  Please note that some accommodations may take up to 2 weeks before being available to students. 

 

What next?

After reviewing your documentation, your counselor will help you determine what reasonable accommodations you need to reach your academic goals. Please note that some accommodations may take up to 2 weeks before being made available to students.

 

Pre-Enrollment Accommodations

Individual arrangements can be made during the application process including placement testing, orientation and admissions advising.
 

Classroom Accommodations

Based on your individual needs and supporting documentation, accommodations may be provided in the classroom. Referral to outside agencies and other resources are also available.
 

Outreach

Consultation and in-service training concerning reasonable accommodations, rights of people with disabilities, sensitivity and awareness, and federal and state laws such as Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are provided if needed.

Financial aid advising, transfer information, career development, tutoring services, counseling and guidance services are also available to individuals with disabilities.
 

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