Center for Students with Disabilities

The Center for Students with Disabilities provides on-going assistance to faculty, staff, and students regarding the institution’s obligations under the American’s with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Students who are registered with the Center are eligible to receive services and accommodations. The Center also serves as a liaison between the Tennessee Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and Northeast State.

  Betty Mask
Coordinator
memask@northeaststate.edu
C1102
Phone: 423-354-2476
Fax: 423-279-7649
 
  Amanda Baldwin-Estep
Learning Specialist
albaldwinestep@northeaststate.edu
C1102
Phone: 423-279-5526
Fax: 423-279-7649
 
  Mitzi Daniel
Secretary
madaniel@northeaststate.edu
C1102
Phone: 423-279-7640
Fax: 423-279-7649
 

The Center for Students with Disabilities at Northeast State works to provide reasonable accommodations and assure that campus programs and activities are accessible to students with disabilities.  It is the responsibility of this office to:

  • review disability documentation and determine student status under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • determine 'reasonable accommodations' for students with disabilities
  • communicate with instructors about student progress
  • assist students with development of effective 'self-advocacy' and learning skills
  • schedule tutoring for Vocational Rehabilitation clients and follow their progress
  • provide suggestions to instructors about provision of approved accommodations
  • locate and maintain resources to assist instructors in students' individual needs
  • assist the student and instructor in communication process regarding accommodations when necessary.
 

The college does not offer specialized separate classes for persons with disabilities.  Instead, accommodations are made so that students with disabilities can take classes alongside students without disabilities.  Some of the services available to accommodate students with disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • early registration
  • extended time on exams
  • alternative test location
  • oral testing
  • scribe or reader services
  • classroom modifications
  • assistance in obtaining textbooks on CD
  • specialized equipment
  • publications in large print and Braille
  • interpreter services
  • faculty accommodation letters

To find out how to request services through the Center for Students with Disabilities, click on the 'Requesting Services' link.