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A person with a disability is defined as any person who has a physical or mental impairment that impacts one or more major life activities. Disabilities include, but are not limited to, AIDS, blindness, cancer, cerebral palsy, diabetes, epilepsy, head injuries, hearing disabilities, specific learning disabilities, loss of limb(s), multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, emotional disabilities, speech disabilities, spinal cord injuries, and vision disabilities.
The rights of individuals with disabilities are protected by
No college or university may discriminate in the recruitment, admission, educational process, or treatment of students.
To be eligible for accommodations, students must first register with Disability Services and provide appropriate documentation of the disability. This documentation will be reviewed through an interactive process. Eligible students will be entitled to approved program modifications, academic adjustments, or auxiliary aids that allow them to complete educational programs and activities.
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Disability Services at Joliet Junior College is committed to providing students with disabilities an equal access to an education. Disability Services determines reasonable accommodations by using an interactive process with each student. Furthermore, Disability Services values diversity and inclusion. We are committed to a climate of mutual respect and full participation by providing an accessible experience for all students, staff, faculty, and community members.
Disability Services can help students by providing accommodations, coaching, and assistive technology.
Accommodations are determined by documentation and by the interactive process. Students do need to complete the registration process with Disability Services to receive accommodations. Listed below are testing, classroom, and other accommodations.
Disability Services provides coaching for students with disabilities. Coaching appointments are one on one appointments with a Disability Services Specialist. Coaching includes study skills and time management. In addition, Disability Services can help students with communication and other barriers they may face.
Disability Services provides assistive technology and training. Assistive technology includes:
All placement tests are untimed. So, the accommodation of extended time is not applicable. Each placement test can be taken separately or together.
If additional accommodations are needed, please contact Disability Services. Documentation is required for approval of placement test accommodations. You do not need to be registered with Disability Services to receive placement test accommodations.
Please visit the Testing Services website for additional information on the placement tests: Testing Services
To be eligible for Disability Services, you will need to submit documentation for review and approval. Then, you will need to complete the registration process.
Documentation must identify the disability and how it affects you. Disability Services can accept IEP or 504 documentation. In addition, Disability Services has a form that can be completed or the health care professional can write a letter.
All documentation must be completed by a licensed health care provider such as a medical doctor, physician's assistant, psychiatrist, psychologist, optometrist, social worker, etc. Please note that the health care provider cannot be related to the student.
To start registering with Disability Services, please fill out the Disability Services Student Intake Form. You can attach your documentation to the form.
Please allow up to 1 week for your intake form to be reviewed and processed. A Disability Services Specialist will contact you via your Joliet Junior College email. Please refer to this JJC email for the next steps to complete your registration.
Joliet Junior College has created a grievance procedure which provides students an opportunity for a prompt and fair resolution of ADA or Section 504 grievances. These procedures are for students who feel that they have been discriminated or harassed on the basis of disability by any member of the campus community including students, faculty, staff, employment and admission applicants, vendors, contractors, and third parties.
Initially in an effort to reach resolution, students should address their concern with the Manager of Disability Services.
In cases where the manager is involved in the allegations or when this process is not successful, the grievance form can be submitted to the ADA Coordinator via the online grievance form, by email, or by phone.
Joliet Junior College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, martial status, sexual orientation, disability, unfavorable military discharge, or any other unlawful basis in its admission, employment, educational programs, and activities.
In accordance with the requirements of Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Joliet Junior College will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. JJC does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The College has created a grievance procedure which provides students an opportunity for a prompt and fair resolution of ADA or Section 504 grievances. These procedures are for students who feel that they have been discriminated or harassed on the basis of disability by any member of the campus community including students, faculty, staff, employment and admission applicants, vendors, contractors, and third parties.
The objective of the grievance procedure is resolution and a key component to a resolution is communication.
Initially in an effort to reach resolution, students should address their concern with the Manager of Disability Services. In cases where the manager is involved in the allegations or when this process is not successful, the grievance can be submitted to the ADA Coordinator via the grievance form, by email or by phone.
All ADA complaints will be submitted through the grievance form to the Manager of Disability Services and will copy in the ADA Coordinator. If the grievance is directed against the Manager of Disability Services, the form will be routed only to the ADA Coordinator.
If the complaint cannot be resolved by Joliet Junior College, the student may choose to file a complaint with the Federal Office of Civil Rights.
Office of Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
John C. Kluczynski Federal Building
230 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60604
COVID has created unique obstacles for students and colleges. Disability Services will continue to support students with disabilities during this time. Students with disabilities are still entitled to their ADA rights for online and in-person courses.
Disability Services staff is available to meet with students via phone or Microsoft Teams, and, when necessary, can meet with students in person. Please call or email Disability Services to make an appointment.
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.