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Disability Related Services

The mission of FVTC’s Education Support Services is to assist in creating an accessible college community where students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of the educational environment. We cooperate through partnerships with students, faculty and staff to promote students' independence and to ensure recognition of their abilities, not disabilities.

  • There is no charge for any service offered by Educational Support Services

  • Students with disabilities participate in Student Government, the Programming Board and program clubs

  • Students with disabilities have successfully enrolled, completed, and graduated from all of our programs

Available Services

FVTC provides a wide range of services to promote equal access to its programs and activities. Services include:

  • Transition assistance
  • Specialized disability-related advisement and counseling
  • Assessment of academic skills and academic advisement
  • Accessibility to facilities
  • Assistance with course selection, registration, and scheduling classes
  • Advocacy
  • Case management services
  • Test-taking accommodations
  • Peer tutorial services
  • Note-taking/Scribes
  • Access to the technology center
  • Auxiliary aids, services and small equipment loans
  • Interpreter services for hearing impaired
  • Alternative texts/tests
  • Liaison with instructors and staff

Requesting Disability Related Accommodations

  1. Contact Educational Support Services and request accommodations. Requests should be submitted in a timely manner to ensure support can be provided

  2. Provide appropriate disability-related documentation that supports the request for accommodations

  3. Develop an Accommodation Plan with a Special Needs Support Instructor

Determination of services, benefits, and aids involves an interactive process that places responsibility on you and FVTC.  Your input as to the type and effectiveness of specific accommodations is encouraged.  You must request and determine which accommodation(s) will be implemented.  

Types of Disabilities

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Hearing Impairments
  • Diabetes
  • Visual Impairments
  • Cancer
  • Speech Impairments
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Systemic Diseases
  • Orthopedic Impairments
  • Mobility Impairments
  • Cognitive Disabilities
  • Psychological Impairments
  • Autism
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Other Health Impairments

Prospective and currently enrolled students with disabilities may be protected by law from discrimination based on disability.  The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is a federal civil rights law that provides protection in several ways to people with disabilities.  This protection means that FVTC will not discriminate in recruitment, admission, or treatment of students with disabilities, make pre-admission inquiries regarding disabilities, or exclude a qualified person with a disability from any course of study.  FVTC provides disability related accommodations to enable students to overcome or cope with their difficulties and express or demonstrate their abilities to perform essential functions of a program or course.

An individual with a disability is defined as someone who has a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities such as walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, or working.

Additional Resources:

Learning Disabilities Association of America   |   Accommodating College Students with Learning Disabilities (PDF)

Contact Us

Appleton Campus
Room E122
920-735-2569
edusupport@fvtc.edu

 

Oshkosh Campus
Room 101
920-236-6155
edusupport@fvtc.edu