What Services are available?

 

There are many services available to students with documented disabilities who are registered with the Support Services for Students with Disabilities office at Glen Oaks Community College.

Below is a partial listing of available services:

  1.  Academic Advising:   The Support Services for Students with Disabilities counselor is available to assist students with documented disabilities with developing a schedule, and registering for their classes.
  2.  Accommodations:   A wide range of accommodations are available, depending on the student’s disability and documentation. See the Available Accommodations link for a list of possible accommodations.
  3.  Adaptive Equipment:   Adaptive equipment is available to eligible students with documented disabilities. Stop by the Support Services for Students with Disabilities office or check out the Auxiliary Aids link for more details.
  4.  Advocacy:   Although self-advocacy is a very important responsibility for disabled students, the Support Services for Students with Disabilities office exists to advocate on the student’s behalf with Glen Oaks Community College faculty, staff, and with the community at large.
  5.  Assistance with Organizational Skills:   One of the things that is essential to success in college is being organized, and therefore able to track and meet all of your responsibilities. The Support Services for Students with Disabilities office can help you to learn and effectively use these important skills.
  6.  Auxiliary Aids:   A Wide range of auxiliary aids are available, depending on the student’s disability and documentation. See the Auxiliary Aids link for a list of possible auxiliary aids.
  7.  Career Counseling:   Career counseling is available for all Glen Oaks Community College students. The Support Services for Students with Disabilities counselor can help disabled students with their unique challenges in selecting and training for a rewarding career.
  8.  Documentation of the Existence of Disability to Instructors:   Although the Support Services for Students with Disabilities does not disclose specific disabilities, they can, with the student’s permission, confirm to instructors that the student is disabled and is registered with the Support Services for Students with Disabilities office.
  9.  Referral to Community Agencies:   The Support Services for Students with Disabilities office has referral information for a number of local community agencies and can assist the student by making a referral to these agencies as needed.
  10.  Supplemental Financial Support:   Students who are eligible to participate in the Occupational Student Success Program may be eligible for supplemental financial support to pay for any tuition, fees or books not covered by free financial aid, and to pay for costs associated with childcare. You must be pursuing an approved occupational program to be eligible for this assistance.
  11.  Transitions/College Success Strategies:   The Support Services for Students with Disabilities Office can help the students make the sometimes difficult transition from high school to college.
  12.  Troubleshooting:   The Support Services for Students with Disabilities office will help the student troubleshoot problems related to their disability and how it impacts their experience at Glen Oaks Community College.