Americans with Disabilities Act

Americans with Disabilities Act

CCSNH does not discriminate in the administration of their admission and educational programs, activities, or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, handicap, veteran status, sexual orientation, or marital status. This statement is a reflection of the mission of the Community College System of New Hampshire and refers to, but is not limited to, the provisions of the following laws:

  • Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; The Age Discrimination Act of 1967; Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972;
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; NH Law Against Discrimination (RSA 354-A).

Disability Services are available at each college for students with documented disabilities.

Students with disabilities are encouraged to disclose the nature of their disabilities to the Coordinator of Disabilities Services at the college offering the online course prior to the beginning of the course.Students with disabilities who choose not to disclose their disability will not be eligible for services unless they provide documentation of their disability to the Coordinator of Disabilities Services. The services available to students with disabilities vary according to students' individual needs. Information regarding students' disabilities is kept confidential.

Free, Friendly, Confidential Services Available for Eligible Students

Disabilities Services can support your goals and program of study through:

  • Reasonable Accommodation Plans
  • Academic Coaching
  • Assistive Technology and Equipment Loans
  • Referral for Diagnostic Testing
  • Request for Reduced Course Load Verification for Health Insurance and Athletic Participation

Who may be eligible?

Any qualified student who has:

  • A diagnosed disability, including students taking one course at a college
  • A history of a disability, but has not previously received service
  • A history of school difficulties, and who may have an undiagnosed learning disability or attention deficit disorder or other disability

Documentation is required in all cases; some restrictions apply. Eligibility is determined by the Coordinator of Disabilities Services.

Important Notes

  • Students are given equal opportunity to pursue programs of study and are evaluated with the same course objectives as all other students.
  • Accommodations such as extended time on tests and separate quiet test environment may help students to achieve course objectives.
  • Faculty determine what is reasonable and are required to assist you if you have a plan.
  • Disabilities Services records are confidential and kept separate from the Registrar, Admissions and other department records.