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Office of Disability Services
The Office of Disability Services is committed in creating an accessible learning environment for all students with disabilities that complies with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Coastal Bend College strives to inform and educate all members of the college community to promote diversity that honors and appreciates disability. Students who are interested in receiving academic accommodations must follow the Accommodations Request Process. If you would like more information please contact the Disability Services Coordinator or visit your nearest CBC location.
Sources of information used for determining a disability
and accommodations may include a student’s self-report, direct observation and
interaction with the student, and/or documentation from qualified evaluators or
professionals. The process to obtain
accommodations must be completed through the student with the disability only.
The student is responsible for making their accommodation needs known and providing
appropriate documentation to support their requested accommodations.
1. Student’s Self-Report
student with a disability should make an appointment with the Disability
Services Coordinator prior to the start of the semester. The appointment can be
scheduled in person, over the phone, or by email. The student may also
coordinate a scheduled disability appointment through their Dedicated Advisor
or Recruiter/Advisor that is located at each of our CBC locations.
Upon self-reporting, students should complete
an accommodations request form which provides students an opportunity to
describe their disability, strengths and weaknesses, and accommodations they
are hoping to receive. Students may supplement the application for
accommodations with a narrative essay
that further describes his or her experience with: their specific disability,
the barriers that they’ve faced, effective or ineffective accommodations that
they’ve received, and services that they are requesting. Students who supplement the application with a narrative essay are
still responsible for submitting a signed and completed Student Responsibilities and Consent to Exchange Confidential
2. Observation and
the intake interview, the student should be prepared to talk about the
disability or disabilities he/she has, their strengths and weaknesses, learning
challenges, etc. If after the observation
and interaction, additional information is still needed to determine a
student’s specific disability and/or reasonable accommodations, the student
shall provide any relevant documentation from an external source or third party.
3. Information from
External or Third Parties
Common sources of external documentation come from health care
providers, psychologists, diagnosticians, and/or information from a previous school (e.g., accommodation
agreements/letters, 504, IEP, SOP,
teacher observations or ARD documents).
Suggested Documentation Elements:
1. Typed on letterhead, dated, and signed by a qualified professional.
2. Diagnostic Statement with any
related diagnostic methodology (diagnostic criteria and/or procedures).
3. Functional impact or symptoms. (Impacts
inform which accommodations are appropriate.)
4. Severity and/or expected progression.
5. Current medication(s) and any related
6. Current and/or past accommodations.
7. Any recommended accommodations.
have been discussed and approved, the student will be provided with an accommodation letter. It is the student’s responsibility to
deliver the letter in a timely manner to the instructor of each course
where accommodations are needed. Students shall provide their letter of
accommodations to their instructor through email or in-person. (Accommodations
do not begin until the instructor has received the letter of approved
are also responsible for meeting and/or discussing their accommodations with
their instructor(s) so that reasonable arrangements are made to ensure that
they are receiving their accommodations. This may include reminding their
instructor a few days prior to each of their exams of their testing
postsecondary level, students are solely responsible for deciding which accommodations
are needed for their course of study. Parents may attend meetings with the
student and the Disability Service Coordinator at the student’s discretion.
Students who would
like accommodations for the following semester, must contact the Office of
Disability Services and submit an Accommodations
Renewal Form. After
receiving the form, the Office of Disability Services will get in contact with
the student. If no changes in accommodations are needed, the Office of
Disability Services will provide the letter of accommodation to the student
in-person or through e-mail.
All disability related documentation for new and
returning students may be submitted through standard mail, email, fax, or
in-person at one of our CBC locations.
Email: Disability@CoastalBend.edu Fax: (361) 354-2727
In-Person or Standard Mail
664-2981 Ext. 3025
592-1615 Ext. 4076
Dirks Student Services,
Pleasanton, TX, 78064
569-4222 Ex. 1225
Office Hours per CBC Location
The Office of Disability Services is dedicated to
servicing students with disabilities equally throughout our locations. To
better service our students, the Office of Disability Services has comprised a
schedule with the best available days and times on when they will be at a
location near you. Walk-ins are
welcomed. If you are unable to meet with the Disability Services
Coordinator at one of the stated days and times, contact the Office of
Disability Services to schedule an appointment. Students may also coordinate a scheduled
disability appointment through their Dedicated Advisor or Recruiter/Advisor
that is located at each of our CBC locations.
1st & 3rd Monday of every month
2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month
Days: Please contact the Disability Services
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Student Success Center, R.W. Dirks Student Services
1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month