Disability Resource Center
The Disability Resource Center ( DRC ) provides information and services to students with any documented disability who are attending classes at Paradise Valley Community College ( PVCC ). The DRC strives to empower students, foster independence and promote achievement of realistic career and educational goals. The DRC , along with the campus community, will assist students to discover, develop, and demonstrate their full potential and abilities.
The Coordinator of the Disability Resource Center has been designated as the point of contact for students with disabilities at PVCC . Students who wish to receive accommodations are required to follow an intake eligibility process and complete a Registration for Services form prior to receiving accommodations.
Students notifying instructors directly of the presence of a disability will be directed to register for services with the DRC .
Documentation of Disability
Appropriate documentation must be presented to the DRC verifying the existence of a disability as defined under Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and establishing a clear connection between the accommodations being requested and the effects of the disability. The documentation must be from a professional qualified to make the assessment, must be relatively current, and sufficiently comprehensive to be of use. Documentation of disability will be evaluated against standard criteria guidelines for credibility, usefulness, and uniformity. The DRC has been designated as the central repository for this documentation and its evaluation.
A reasonable accommodation includes any adjustments, modifications, auxiliary aids or services that enables an individual with a disability to have an equal opportunity to obtain the same result, to gain the same benefit, or to reach the same level of achievement, in the most integrated setting appropriate to the person's needs. Reasonable accommodations need only guarantee equal opportunity, not equal results.
Knowledge of disability, and disability documentation is kept confidential. Information is shared from DRC on a need to know basis, or as directed by the student.
Auxiliary Aids and Services
Some of the various types of auxiliary aids and services may include: