Massachusetts Maritime Academy is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. The ADA defines a disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more life functions.
Documentation of the disability must have been completed within three years of the date of enrollment. An I.E.P. or 504 Plan is NOT sufficient documentation and does NOT carry over to the college level. Accommodations cannot be provided until complete documentation has been received by the DRO.
A specific learning disability must be stated within the submitted documentation. A student must exhibit a demonstrated deficiency in one or more areas of specific academic deficits; a correlated cognitive deficit; an average intellectual ability. If another diagnosis is applicable, it should be stated.
One or more of the following individually administered intelligence tests must have been performed, with results and subscores reported:
Social-emotional status should be assessed and discussed. Formal assessment instruments and/or clinical interview are appropriate. The college requires differential diagnosis of any psychological disorder that can impact academics as a result of a learning disability. College can be stressful for students who have learning disorders. In an attempt to better serve students, it is helpful to know about personality characteristics, psychological welfare, self-esteem, and stress level.
Achievement assessment in the following areas is required:
The evaluator MUST include specific recommendations that address the specific learning disability. (The recommendations usually appear on the last page of the testing results. Please be sure they are included.)
Documentation may be submitted to MMA by:
Dr. F. Tishkevich
Disability Resource Officer
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
101 Academy Dr.
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
FAX: (508) 830-6401
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