Disabilities Counseling

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Part E (Adobe Acrobat file)

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

NC-Vital: North Carolina Vocational Instructors Training in Accessible Learning
This project is a collaborative effort among Catawba Valley Community College, Blue Ridge Community College, and Surry Community College in partnership with the North Carolina Community College System. The purpose of this website is to provide a central repository concerning issues related to meeting accessibility requirements for community college campuses.

ADA & 505: The Law (PowerPoint)
Given by Karen Yerby, NCCCS Associate Director of Student Development Services, at the 2006 System Conference, this presentation covers the basic requirements and implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973), and NC Senate Bill 866.

Charting the Course: Accommodating Students with Psychiatric Disabilities (PowerPoint)
This presentation by Pat Bunge, LPC, Guilford Technical Community College, Disabilities Services, covers symptoms mental health problems, reasonable accommodations for students with mental illness, and resources for additional information.

Disability Resources (PowerPoint)
In this presentation, Karen Harris, Disability Services Coordinator/Outreach Specialist, Isothermal Community College, shares links to federal and state government resources as well as resources from educational institutions and non-profit organizations.

Disability Services Processes: Fitting the Pieces Together (PowerPoint)
Janet Killen, Disability Support Service Director, Wake Tech Community College,
examines how students initially connect with disability services; how a student file is created and maintained; how student accommodations are accessed, and how policies and procedures are established.

Frequently Asked Questions about Disability Services
This is Lenoir Community College's Disability Services FAQ page.

Professional Organizations

The following are professional organizations that may be useful to disabilities counselors:

Resources from NC Community Colleges

Click on the links below for direct access to faculty-developed content.

The self-paced module listed below can be accessed by clicking here. Log in with the user name advisor and the password nc-access. Once connected, you can view the courses alphabetically by title.