Student Disability Services and Accommodations
By providing equal access and opportunity, the Disability Services Office at Illinois Valley Community College provides a welcoming environment for individuals with disabilities. As a unit of the Learning Resources Division, the Disability Services Office is the designated office for students with disabilities to provide approved accommodation services. The Disability Services Office 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.
The mission of the Disability Services Office is to serve the needs of qualified students with disabilities by providing equal access to quality education, services and activities. We help promote college success by meeting one-on-one with students, learning about their disability and its academic impacts. We are dedicated to the principles of equal opportunity in education and accepts diversity as an affirmation of individual identity within a welcoming community.
Office Information and Staff
Tina Hardy, M.S. Ed., Coordinator
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