Disability Services

Disability Services

In January 2010, as part of Valley Forge Military College’s commitment to diversity and to assuring equal access, all disability support services were centralized under the auspices of the Learning Assessment and Support Center.

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Valley Forge Military College desires to ensure that all students have equal access to the institution.

To accomplish this, the LASC identifies the education-related needs of students with diagnosed and documented disabilities and determines services and accommodations to be provided to those students to ensure optimal participation in their academic curriculum. The Director of the Learning Assessment and Support Center is the coordinator at the college for students with disabilities.

At the college level, the adult student is not required to disclose his/her disability; however, if a student wants to receive reasonable accommodations, he/she must disclose that he/she has a disability, provide documentation of the disability and the need for accommodation, and specifically request the provision of such accommodations.

Students with documented learning disabilities, based on testing within the past two years, who are requesting accommodations, are encouraged to contact the Director of the LASC prior to the start of the academic year or as early in the semester as possible, preferably within the first week, in order to allow for reasonable prior notice to determine eligibility and to make arrangements for accommodations if warranted. All discussions will remain confidential.

Obtaining Academic Accommodations

Eligibility Determination

Confidentiality and Release of Information (PDF)

 

LASC Disability-Related Links

The VFMC LASC recommends the following related links to obtain more information.

Policy for Accommodations for Students with Disabilities, Attention Disorders or Physical Disabilities

It is the policy of Valley Forge Military College to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, concerning individual students with documented learning disabilities. As such, no qualified student may be denied participation in, or the benefits of, any academic or educational opportunity provided by VFMC by reason of a properly documented learning disability. VFMC will make a reasonable effort to ensure equal access to Valley Forge Military College’s education opportunities in the most integrated environment possible. Only those students with documented learning disabilities, based on testing within the last two (2) years, may receive a reasonable accommodation.