Student Success Resources

Eligibility & Appeals

 

Eligibility

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, an individual with a disability is defined as a person who "has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities of such an individual; has a record of such an impairment; or is regarded as having an impairment." Examples of disabilities that may qualify a student for accommodations include, but are not limited to:

  • Learning disability;
  • Intellectual disability;
  • Attention Deficit  Disorder;
  • Blindness or visual impairment;
  • Deafness or hearing impairment;
  • Mental health disorders (e.g.  bipolar, anxiety, depression);
  • Speech disorders;
  • Traumatic brain injury;
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder;
  • Physical disabilities;
  • Epilepsy or seizure disorders;
  • Chronic illness;
  • Asperger’s Syndrome;
  • Temporary disabling medical conditions.

 

If a student is not found eligible in accordance with ADA guidelines, the student will be informed in writing of the decision and the reason(s) eligibility was denied. The student has the right to appeal the decision.

 

Appeal Process

In the event of a disagreement with the Disability Support Coordinator over eligibility for services or with an accommodation plan, the student may appeal the decision to the ADA Coordinator at Salem Community College by following these procedures:

  1. Visit the Student Affairs Information Desk in Donaghay Hall and ask for the “ADA Appeal Process” form. 
  2. Submit the completed form by mailing/delivering to the Dean of Student Affairs, Donaghay Hall, 460 Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point, NJ 08069. 
  3. Within ten (10) days of receipt, a letter will be sent indicating that the request for appeal has been received along with a description of the appeals process.
  4. Within thirty (30) days of receipt, a written determination will be sent to the student.