Student Disability Services and Accommodations

LOGOBy providing equal access and opportunity, the Center for Accessibility and Neurodiversity at Illinois Valley Community College provides a welcoming environment for individuals with disabilities.  As a unit of the Learning Resources Division, the Center is the designated office for students with disabilities to provide approved accommodation services.  The Center for Accessibility and Neurodiversity obtains and maintains documentation of disability, certifies eligibility for services, determines reasonable accommodations, and develops plans for providing such accommodations.  This is accomplished in a confidential manner to ensure equal opportunity for participation in all courses, programs and activities offered by IVCC.  

Mission Statement

The mission of the Center for Accessibility and Neurodiversity is to support qualified students with learning differences by facilitating equal access to courses, materials, services, and activities through reasonable accommodations, and promote the concept of neurodiversity by providing information, support, tools, and resources to students, staff, and faculty, as well as community stakeholders.  Our goal is to empower diverse learners.

Office Information and Staff

TinaTina Hardy, M.S. Ed., Coordinator

Office Information

Disability Law

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed July 26, 1990 as Public Law 101-336 and became effective on January 26, 1992.  The ADA is landmark federal legislation that provides civil rights protection to individuals with disabilities.

IVCC is committed to responding to the needs of students with disabilities as outlined in the REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973 and the AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990, AS AMENDED.  Here is an OVERVIEW of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Further information can be found in the Guide to Disability Rights Laws