Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities

CCV welcomes all students, and we strive to provide equal access to college courses for students with documented disabilities. If you need accommodations because of a documented disability, it is your responsibility to do one of the following:

  • answer “yes” to the disability question on your CCV application OR
  • complete the student self-disclosure form OR
  • tell an accessibility coordinator or accessibility support staff that you have a disability and you would like accommodations

All CCV students have access to small classes, part-time schedules, online courses, individual advisors, online tutoring, and in-person academic mentoring. If you need accommodations, follow the steps below. Please begin the steps at least one month before classes start.

Step 1: Learn about Accessibility Services at CCV

Learn more about accessibility services at CCV by reading our Accommodation Policy (compatible with screen readers).

Differences between High School and College Accommodations (pdf)

Step 2: Gather Your Documentation

Collect any official paperwork that:

  • states and describes your disability
  • explains how your disability may impact learning
  • suggests reasonable accommodations
  • includes the date and the signature of the doctor, primary care provider, therapist, psychiatrist, etc. who assessed and diagnosed your disability

Examples of documentation include:

  • doctor’s letter dated, signed and printed on office letterhead
  • psychoeducational evaluation dated and signed by a psychologist
  • complete report from high school (IEPs and 504 plans are sometimes incomplete)

Step 3: Submit Your Documentation to CCV

You may drop off, mail, email or fax your paperwork to an accessibility coordinator or the accessibility support staff at the CCV academic center nearest you. An accessibility coordinator will review your paperwork in advance of your appointment.

Accessibility Coordinators
Academic Center Locations

Step 4: Schedule an Appointment to Create Your Accommodation Plan

An accessibility coordinator or the accessibility support staff will schedule an appointment with you. During your appointment, we will discuss your requests. Together we will consider your interests, strengths and weaknesses, documentation, course requirements, and the reasonability of your requests. Using this information, we will create your accommodation plan.

Accommodation plans need to be renewed each semester. Please reach out to your accessibility coordinator before the start of classes each semester. Accommodations cannot be applied retroactively.

Step 5: Share Your Accommodation Plan with Your Instructors

You may email or give your plan directly to your instructor. If you or your instructor have any questions, you may ask your accessibility coordinator.

Step 6: Check in Regularly with Your Accessibility Coordinator

By checking in regularly with your accessibility coordinator you will be able to maximize the benefits of your accommodation plan. Throughout college, you’ll be able to:

  • clarify learning preferences
  • develop and sharpen learning strategies
  • ask for help
  • use resources such as tutor.com and learning centers
  • practice new ways to study and remember
  • confirm what accommodations serve you best

CCV Accessibility Coordinators

Bennington: Darcy Oakes – 802-447-2361
Brattleboro: Leigh Marthe – 802-254-6370
Middlebury: Jennifer Stefani – 802-388-3032
Montpelier: Kelly Young / Jeremiah Cook – 802-828-4060
Morrisville: Billi Dunham– 802-888-4258
Newport: Kathleen McIsaac – 802-334-4327
Online: Amy Stuart – 802-654-0505
Rutland: Pamela O’Connor – 802-786-6996
Springfield: Amy Stuart – 802-654-0505
St. Albans: Tana Randall-Wolfe – 802-524-6541
St. Johnsbury: Jeremiah Cook – 802-748-6673
Upper Valley: Erin Wetherell – 802-281-5080
Winooski: Marie Frietze, Lesley Grimes, Amy Stuart – 802-654-0505

Northern Lights at CCV: Joanne Rouleau – 802-748-6673
ADA Resource Coordinator: Amy Stuart – 802-654-0505
ADA Officer: Angela Albeck – 802-654-0690

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