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Disability Support Services: Home

A guide to information regarding Disability Support Services at the Lafayette campus; includes links to documents, resources, and general information.

Assistant Director for Disability Support Services

Donna Jones

djones768@ivytech.edu

Office Assistant

 Christine Hamby

chamby7@ivytech.edu

Welcome

The Lafayette office also serves the Montgomery County Instructional Center in Crawfordsville, the White County Instructional Center in Monticello, and the Frankfort Instructional Site.

The Disability Support Office is located in Ivy Hall 1323.  Contact the DSS office to schedule an appointment.

Monday - Thursday                                                                                                                                        
8 am - 6 pm
Friday
9 am - 5 pm
Phone:  765-269-5615
Fax:      765-269-5263
Send us an email at:
lf-dss@ivytech.edu
Visit the college web site at:
http://www.ivytech.edu/dss/

Mission/Overview

MISSION

The mission of Disability Support Services (DSS) is to provide access to College programs, services, activities, and facilities for students with disabilities; to provide student advocacy; to encourage the highest levels of academic and personal achievement; and to advocate for an accessible environment.

Advocacy, for the purposes of this document, is defined as actively supporting students in the acquisition of their support services, as well as acting on behalf of individuals with disabilities regarding issues of access, accommodation, resources, and College policy.

OVERVIEW

Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and ADA Amendments Act, students with verified disabilities who are otherwise qualified to attend Ivy Tech Community College are protected from discrimination and are assured equal access to educational programs.  Accommodation under these civil rights statutes is determined on a case to case basis.  Every student requesting accommodations through the DSS office is required to provide current documentation of a disability by contacting Disability Support Services at Ivy Tech Community College.  After documentation is submitted, it takes approximately two weeks to determine if the student is eligible for services.