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Eligibility For Services

Disabilities and Professionals
Services and Accommodations

Office of Disability Support Services (ODSS) will determine appropriate accommodations through our intake process. This process consists of an interactive interview with the student, review of supporting evidence which includes a diagnosis and functional limitations, and the approval of accommodations.

Supporting evidence of each disability should be provided by corresponding professional.

ODSS reserves the right to request additional or updated documentation. This may be necessary to determine the current level of functioning as it relates to accommodation requests. All documentation should be official in nature, and signed by a professional in the field.  The ODSS specialist or coordinator may contact the professional indicated on your paperwork for additional information or guidance in determining accommodations.

Lansing Community College does not provide diagnostic testing; however, community referral information is available for students at

It should be noted that documentation policies differ from one institution to another. Office of Disability documentation policies are designed to fit Lansing Community College. If a student plans to attend another institution he/she should investigate documentation policies at that institution.

Examples of Appropriate Documentation

  • Recommendations of a qualified professional familiar with the student, the disability, and the need for accommodation

  • Results of psycho-educational or other professional evaluations

  • Past history of diagnosis and treatments

  • Documents detailing participation in a special education program in which academic adjustments, auxiliary aids or services were used.

  • Observations/assessment by educators

  • Recent history of accommodations


Services and Accommodations Available Through ODSS

Academic Guidance and Referrals (not Advising)
Alternative Textbook Format:

  • Brailled Text or course materials, arrangements must be made at least 10 weeks prior to need.

  • E-Text copied to student's flash drive or sent via email, must turn in Alternate Text form & Textbook receipt to Reader Services.

Assistive Listening Device Check-Out

Calculator Usage on Computerized Placement Test

CCTV Equipment Usage

Extended Time on Tests

In-Class Assistance

Learning Station Modifications

Note-taking Paper


Permission to Tape Record Lectures

Quiet Room for Testing

Readers for Tests

Real-Time Captioning

Scribes for Tests

Sign Language Interpreters

** NOTE: Tutoring and personal care attendants are not accommodations under ADA and consequently are not provided by ODSS.


Office of Disability Support Services at Lansing Community College

Disability Support Services
Gannon Building - StarZone
Phone: (517) 483-1924
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