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Services for Students With Disabilities

Pellissippi State provides services and academic accommodations for students with disabilities who self-identify as having a disability and provide appropriate documentation of the disability. The Services for Students With Disabilities Office coordinates the services and academic accommodations for all students with disabilities. Academic accommodations are based on documentation of the disability and are determined on a case-by-case basis.

According to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and its 2008 amendments, a student with a disability is someone who has a physical or mental impairment, has a history of impairment, or is believed to have a disability that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities, such as learning, speaking, working, hearing, breathing, caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, seeing, or walking.

Students with disabilities who meet the definition of disability and who voluntarily disclose the disability by providing appropriate documentation to Services for Students With Disabilities may request services. Personal services are not provided. Students who need support services or accommodations for entrance testing should contact this office prior to enrollment.

Persons who need assistance or information on services available to students with disabilities should contact Services for Students With Disabilities, rooms 127-131, Goins Building, Pellissippi Campus, (865) 539-7153.

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