Alice SiteMaritza MenchacaStudent Development Specialist(361) 664-2981 ext. 3025Kingsville SiteBethany BlackStudent Development Specialist(361) 592-1615 ext. 4076Pleasanton SiteAngelica GonzalesStudent Development Specialist(830) 569-4222 ext. 1225
AMAC Accessibility Technology for Students with Disabilities
What is AMAC? (Video)AMAC Overview
Touring Student Download Center (Video)
Student Agreement Participation (Video)
Student Agreement Participation (PDF) AMAC Student Agreement Form High School to College
Campus Connect (ADA Version)
Service Animal Information-DARS
Testing Testing Accommodation's Process-Testing Center
Equipment Loan Agreement Form
Student Agreement-Tape Record Lectures
Faculty Handbook Mental Health Resources Grievance Procedure
Disability Services Grievance Procedure
Financial Resources by DisabilityScholarships for Students with Disabilities
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.
Accommodation's Request Process
of information used for determining a disability and/or accommodations may
include a student’s self-report, direct observation and interaction with the
student, and/or documentation from qualified evaluators or professionals. To receive academic accommodations students
with disabilities 1) must self-identify with the Office of Disability Services
2) must present appropriate, comprehensive and current documentation regarding
their stated disabilities. Once a student has met these requirements,
reasonable accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis by the
Disability Service Office in consultation with the student.
Upon self-reporting, students should complete
an application for services and submit 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.
Disability related documentation
should provide information on the functional impact of the disability so that effective accommodations can be identified. Documentation may
include assessments, reports, and/or letters from qualified evaluators, professionals, or institutions. Common sources of documentation are health
care providers, psychologists, diagnosticians, and/or information from a previous school (e.g.,
accommodation agreements/letters, 504, IEP,
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.
Bend College reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of submitted
documentation and requests for accommodation(s) on a case-by-case basis. Additional information may be requested to
determine eligibility for services. Generally, an Individualized Education
Plan, 504 Plan, or General Education Initiative from a secondary school does
not provide thorough information for the documentation of disability and needed
accommodations in the post-secondary setting.
Submit Documentation In-Person, Mail, or
1. Fill out and submit the Accommodations Renewal Form for returning students to your nearest CBC location or email Disability@CoastalBend.edu
2. Provide any updated documentation of your disability.
3. If there will be any changes in your accommodations, please contact the Disability Services Office to discuss them.
4. Pick up letters of Accommodation and deliver them to your instructors.
*** It is your responsibility as a student to renew your academic accommodations each semester. ***