Coastal Carolina Community College is invested in full compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The main campus of Coastal Carolina Community College has also been designed with the elimination of physical obstacles so that buildings, washrooms, laboratories, and classrooms are readily accessible to and usable by those with physical disabilities.

Request for Services

Any student, or prospective student, requesting disability accommodation services must voluntarily self-identify to the Coordinator for Disability Support Services in order to informally discuss and identify potential accommodations during a Welcome Interview. Based upon the student’s request(s) and information shared with the Coordinator for Disability Support Services, supporting documentation is determined by the Coordinator for Disability Support Services to determine eligibility—in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the ADA, prior to the implementation of reasonable accommodation(s), through the completion of a Student Needs Form. Supporting documentation may include, but is not limited to: psychological evaluation, individual education plan (i.e., IEP), letter from healthcare provider, or other medical evidence. Supporting documentation cannot be over five years old.

During an Accommodations Meeting, after all supporting documentation is collected by the student and provided to the Coordinator for Disability Support Services, the student and the Coordinator for Disability Support Services will collaboratively complete an Accommodation Request Form that states what the student has requested along with what the Coordinator for Disability Support Services will implement, based upon available supporting documentation, in conjunction with statements made by the student regarding challenges that may impact their educational experience. The Coordinator for Disability Support Services will also create an Accommodation Letter, in consultation with the student, and the Accommodation Letter and the Accommodation Request Form serve to specifically outline how appropriate supporting documentation is complete and what accommodation services the student is eligible to receive at the College.

Please Note: If accommodation services are not requested in advance, in order to provide the College sufficient and adequate time to meet the student’s or applicant’s needs, Coastal cannot guarantee the availability of a reasonable accommodation when it is needed. Federal law prohibits the College from collecting disability-related data during the admissions process.

How to Contact the Disability Support Services Coordinator

To make an appointment with the Coordinator for Disability Support Services, Matthew DeEmilio, who is located in the Student Center Building, please call 910.938.6331 or e-mail deemiliom@coastalcarolina.edu.