Center for Accessibility and Neurodiversity

 CAN over building

What's new?! Our name has changed, but we're still here and still providing the same services and support we always have: accommodations, coaching and study skills support.

Disability Services Office has become the Center for Accessibility and Neurodiversity (or CAN). We feel the name and acronym send a positive message and we hope that shifting the focus from disability to accessibility will make even more students reach out to us for help. We also hope to introduce the concept of neurodiversity, which means that everyone's brains and learning styles are different, and that difference doesn't mean deficit or damaged. It means we each process and understand information in a unique way.

And ultimately, the name came from our students themselves, who responded to a poll earlier this year.

We're still located in Room C-211. Our office is generally open between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, though hours may vary. Please call Tina Hardy to set an appointment at 815-224-0284 or email tina_hardy@ivcc.edu. Click here for Tina's introduction.

For awhile, you'll notice changes on this site reflecting that identity switch, so please bear with us. We're still your source for information and document templates. And always, if you have questions, we're only a phone call or email away.

Continue to check out our "virtual wall," RESPECT video, and newsletter pages (see the following links): 

Strong as a wall, we support one another!

See the short video here!

And be sure and check out our newsletter here!

Wellness Week 2021 Support Collage: As part of Wellness Week, November 30-December 4, we invite you to join us in showing the campus and community that Wellness Matters! Take a selfie that conveys the idea and share it with us and we'll post a collage of the results on our site. You can download and print designs 1, 2, or 3 here, use messages provided at the Selfie Station in the Student Life Space on Tuesday, November 30, or create your own!

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Welcome!

We invite you to learn ABOUT our office and have created a general starting point for students with disabilities, titled STUDENT SERVICES.  

In addition, you will find a page labeled FORMS and another page labeled RESOURCES.  These pages are valuable assets that you can access on-line.  

We are very pleased to offer students YOU@IVCC, this is a supportive tool for you to use while attending our campus.

These pages are also accessible by using the menu function, under the heading "in this section".  

Questions or concerns can be addressed to:

Tina Hardy, M.S.Ed., Center Coordinator

(815) 224-0284, Email: tina_hardy@ivcc.edu

Oglesby Main Campus - Room C210-211