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Statement on Facilities and Services Available to Students with Disabilities

Bacone College accepts students with learning and physical disabilities and provides reasonable accommodation to help them be successful.  Depending on the nature of the disability, some students may need to take a lighter course load and may need more than four years to graduate.  Disability accommodations in higher education are approached differently than in grades K-12, and colleges and universities are not obligated to provide the same accommodations provided by a previous school.   For details from Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 regarding Documentation Guidelines, Burden of Proof, Individualized Accommodations, and Guidelines, See Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act referenced on the Bacone Website.  Students needing accommodation should apply as early as possible, usually the semester before they plan to attend classes.  Immediately upon admittance to Bacone College, students need to identify and document the nature of their disabilities. This documentation usually consists of a recent high school Individualized Education Program (IEP) or results from testing done by a psychologist, psychiatrist, medical doctor and/or another qualified, licensed individual.   It is the responsibility of the student to provide the College with appropriate materials documenting the learning and/or physical disability.   The College does not provide assessment services for students who may be learning disabled nor does the College have structured programs available for students with emotional or behavioral disabilities.   For questions regarding learning or physical disabilities contact the Office of Academic Affairs.

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