Disability Resources and Services

Each of the Maricopa Community Colleges has an Office of Disability Resources & Services to assist students. The Maricopa Community Colleges are committed to providing the best possible academic and social experience for all students, including those with disabilities.

Your success is important to us. That is why we strive to ensure the facilities, programs, services, activities, and information technology you need are available and easily accessible.

We support the rights of students with disabilities and work diligently to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For assistance, contact your college's Disability Resources & Services Office.

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Disability Resources & Services Will Provide Assistance

  • If you have a documented disability (a medical or psychological diagnosis)
  • If you received prior Special Education Services, including resources support
  • If you have a temporary disability, which affects your academic goals and/or performance
  • If you are struggling with the transition to college: classroom tasks, homework, academic goals
  • BEFORE the semester begins for new students
Please Note: There are NO IEP's in College

Types of Services

  • Intake and Assessment
  • Advocacy and Support Services
  • Education on the Legal Difference Between Secondary and Post-Secondary
  • Campus and Community Referral and Resources
  • Assistive Technology (AT) Support
  • Documentation Review and Approval
  • Approve, Implement, and Monitor Accommodations
  • Education on ADAAA, Section 504, and FERPA
  • Opportunities for Students to Integrate into Campus Life
  • Monitor Campus Compliance of ADAAA

Reasonable Academic Accommodations

The Maricopa Community Colleges are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to make reasonable accommodations for those otherwise qualified individuals with a disability who request accommodations.

A reasonable academic accommodation is a modification or adjustment that allows an individual to gain equal access and have equal opportunity to participate in a Maricopa Community College’s courses, services, activities, and use of facilities. The Maricopa Community Colleges are not obligated to provide an accommodation that requires a substantial change in the curriculum or alteration of any essential elements or functions of a program.