Disability Services

Welcome to Disability Services at St. Cloud Technical & Community College (SCTCC)! 

The purpose of Disability Services at SCTCC is:

Mission Statement

  • Disability Services at St. Cloud Technical & Community College facilitates access to services, programs, and activities to enrolled or admitted students who have a documented disability.  

General Information about Disabilities:

The information below is adapted from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, and PACER Center.

ADD/ADHD

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood and often last into adulthood.  Students with this disability may have difficulties with attention, concentration, memory, controlling impulsive behaviors, or may be overly active. 

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) involves a range of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication, and behavior challenge which may result in the need for accommodations within a college setting. Examples of ASD include Autistic Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified, and Asperger syndrome.

Blind/Visually Impairment

The terms partially sighted, low vision, legally blind, and totally blind are in educational context to describe students with visual impairments.  Ophthalmologists are the primary professionals involved in diagnosing individuals who are blind or experience low vision.

Brain Injury

A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal functions of the brain.  Individual who survive a TBI may have effects that last a few days or for the rest of their lives.  Effects of a TBI can impact thinking or memory, movement, sensation or emotional functioning.  Brain injuries can also impact academic abilities such as vocabulary, writing, or spelling.   

Deaf/Hearing Impairment

Hearing impairment is a term used to describe a wide range of hearing losses including deafness.  It can affect individuals of all ages and can occur at any point in life from before birth to adulthood.  Licensed Audiologists are the primary professionals involved in diagnosing individuals who are deaf or have a hearing impairment.

Learning Disabilities

A learning disability is a neurological disorder that cannot be cured or fixed.  Individuals with learning disabilities may have difficulty reading, writing, spelling, recalling information, etc.  Examples of learning disabilities include: dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, etc. 

Mental/Psychiatric

Mental illness is a term that defines a broad range of mental or emotional conditions.  A psychiatric disability is used when a mental illness significantly interferes with a major life activity such as learning, thinking, working, sleeping, communicating, etc.  Examples may include: major depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders, etc.  Mental illness often forms between ages 18-25 and often leads to challenges in post-secondary education plans for students.

Physical, Health, and Systemic Disabilities

Physical, systemic, or health-related disabilities include, but are not limited to, mobility impairments, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, chemical sensitivities, spinal cord injuries, cancer, AIDS, Muscular Dystrophy, and Spinal Bifida. Physical or health-related disabilities or systemic illnesses requiring academic accommodations require documentation from a physician in an appropriate medical specialization.

Speech/Language Impairment

Speech and language impairments are one or more speech/language disorders of voice, articulation, rhythm and/or the receptive and expressive processes of language.  A current comprehensive Evaluation Report is usually determined by an educational speech language pathologist.

Quick Links (click on the links):

  1. ACCUPLACER accommodations
  2. Sign Language Interpreters
  3. Your Accommodations (Forms)
  4. Grievance-Appeal Procedures
  5. Faculty and Staff Resources
  6. Assistive Technology
  7. Campus Accessibility Maps

To Report a Physical Barrier or Safety Concern (Examples include: a door button not functioning properly, elevator not accessible, snow/ice built up by an entrance), please click on link below:

http://sctcc.edu/safety-question

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Campus Accessibility Maps

See campus maps that indicate accessible entrances.

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Assistive Technology

Explore assistive technology options to help with your accommodation needs.

Accessibility

Request an Interpreter

Link to Sign Language Interpreter Request Form.

Contact Us

Judy Jacobson Berg, Counselor for Students with Disabilities
320-308-5096 or 1-800-222-1009 - TTY users dial MN Relay at 711
jjacobsonberg@sctcc.edu

 

John Bjork, Accessibility Specialist
320-308-5757 |  jbjork@sctcc.edu