Students with Special Needs

Student ACCESSIBILITY AND TESTING SERVICES

Elizabeth City State University's Student Accessibility and Testing Services is charged with protecting the rights of post-secondary students with disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

Students may be classified in the following areas:

  • Visually impaired
  • Physical Impaired
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Learning Disability
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Psychological

Students who exhibit a substantial discrepancy between academic achievement and intellectual abilities in one or more of the following areas, which are not the result of some other disability:

  • Oral Expression
  • Basic Reading Skills
  • Listening Comprehension
  • Mathematical Calculation
  • Spelling

Support Services:

  • Disability-Related Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Accommodation Notification of Approved Accommodations to Instructors
  • Academic Assistance

 Documentation Process:

Students who are requesting support services from the office of Student Accessibility Services are required to submit documentation to verify eligibility under the ADA of 1990.

The documentation must include medical or psychological information from a certified/licensed professional. Complete guidelines for the type of documentation required to determine eligibility for services are available at the Office of Student Accessibility & Testing Services; 117 CW Griffin Building or at the SATS webpage.  Documentation should be submitted to ada504-coordinator@ecsu.edu

A clear diagnosis must be on file in the office of disability services; the diagnosis must:

  • Consist of evaluation/assessment data and
  • Have been made by an appropriate, qualified professional and
  • Be current (no more than 3 years old)
  • Indicate the nature of the disability
  • Provide recommendations for accommodation

Additionally, 

  • Student meets with Disabilities Services Director/Coordinator to determine eligibility
  • Reasonable accommodations are approved based on documentation
  • Electronic signature is required by student, professor, and disability services coordinator
  • An electronic copy of signed Accommodation Notification  is kept for confidential filing