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Guidelines for Receiving Accommodations

Guidelines for Receiving Accommodations
An appointment can be made by contacting 901-572-2660, disability services coordinator, at disability.accommodations@bchs.edu. Students will be advised regarding the type of documentation that must be submitted, depending on the nature of the disability. Documentation will be evaluated to be sure it meets the criteria for provision of accommodations.

At the time of the appointment, students will receive materials to complete so that provision of accommodations can be made. These include:

  • Self-Disclosure form
  • Authorization for Release of Information
  • Authorization for Collection of Documentation
  • Student Agreement

Documentation of the disability must be provided to the disability service coordinator within two weeks of the disclosure of the disability. Documentation may be faxed to 901-572-2496, but a copy of the original must also be provided to the coordinator. Upon receiving such documentation, the disability services coordinator will perform a review, and the student will be notified of the decision regarding provision of accommodations. Students who are denied accommodations have the right to appeal the decision as described in the denial letter.

Students requesting “non-typical” accommodations may be asked to participate in a meeting to develop an individual education plan to determine the most appropriate course of action.

Temporary accommodations may be given to qualified students if needed; however, the time frame for such accommodations will not be extended beyond two weeks.