The Office of Disability Services works with students with disabilities to assess their needs and assist with academic accommodations that may be necessary and appropriate due to their disability. It also assists faculty who teach students with disabilities.
Services are available to students who choose to self-identify and provide appropriate documentation of their disability. While Coastal Georgia does not offer separate classes for students with disabilities, we strive to provide a quality educational experience for all qualified students with disabilities through the assistance of the Office of Disability Services and other support services on campus,
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act require that post-secondary institutions provide reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified students with disabilities to ensure that they have equal access to course content and equal opportunity to demonstrate that they have mastered the material. Students with disabilities must meet all admission requirements and academic standards. Disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities and may include learning disability, ADHD, acquired brain injury, psychological disorders and pervasive developmental disorders, sensory impairment, mobility impairment and chronic medical illness.
The University System of Georgia sets standards for documentation of disabilities. The Regents' Center for Learning Disorders at Georgia Southern University is one of three regional centers created by the University System of Georgia to assist disability service offices at institutions in the southern part of the state. RCLD staff review documentation of learning disability, ADHD, acquired brain injury, and psychological disorders and pervasive developmental disorders to ensure that it meets system requirements and approve accommodations. The RCLD also provides comprehensive psycho-educational assessments to students for a fee.
The office upholds the academic standards and integrity of the College, and ensures College compliance with disability legislation.