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Eligibility for Services

All disabilities are medical conditions, but not all medical conditions are disabilities. To be eligible for services, students must provide medical documentation that provides information about a substantial limitation to one or more major life activities, specifically as it applies to meeting the demands of College life, in and/or out of the classroom. Although some disabilities do not change over time, the medical documentation must address the student's current level of functioning. IEP's and 504 Plans, although providing historical evidence of services and accommodations, are generally not considered sufficient to make a student eligible for services. However, in all situations, every student will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Services may be provided to students who identify themselves as disabled on their college application and request services in a timely manner. Centralia College will, in good faith, demonstrate its willingness to offer reasonable accommodations, provided the student meets the basic requirements to perform activities of the program or occupation he or she plans to pursue. Accommodations are based on documentation by an appropriate professional.

You have a right to services and reasonable accommodations that allow you to compete on an equal basis as long as you meet basic requirements to perform the activities of a college program.

"No qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from the participation in, or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of any public entity, or be subject to discrimination by any such entity."

"No otherwise qualified handicapped persons shall, on the basis of handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity which receives or benefits from Federal financial assistance."

Contact Center for Disability Services:

Student Center Building, Counseling Center
(360) 736-9391, ext. 320
From Olympia:
753-3433, ext. 320

Hearing Impaired:
7-1-1 or 800-833-6388
www.washingtonrelay.com