Requesting Student Accommodations

Manhattan Area Technical College is committed to providing accommodations to individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access to college programs, services, and facilities. The college reviews requests for accommodations on a case-by-case basis. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns about this process.

To start the process for requesting accommodations at Manhattan Tech, you must have:

  • Been accepted as a student at MATC
  • Have set up your MATC email account
Please note: all communication about accommodations will be through the MATC email

PROCESS FOR REQUESTING ACCOMMODATIONS

Disclose your Disability & Submit Documentation of your Disability

Complete and submit the online Accommodations Request Form (see link below). 

Submit documentation of your disability to verify your eligibility for accommodations under the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Review the documentation guidelines below. Familiarity and adherence to these guidelines will help to prevent unnecessary delays in the accommodation process. Documentation can be uploaded while completing the Accommodations Request Form.   

Accommodations Request Form

Schedule an Accommodation Planning Meeting

Once your documents are received and accepted by Manhattan Tech, you will be notified to schedule an accommodation plan meeting. Through this process, an individualized accommodation plan will be developed.

RETURNING STUDENTS

If you are a returning student who has already completed the Accommodations Request Form and submitted documentation, scheduling an accommodation planning meeting will be the only necessary step.

DOCUMENTATION GUIDELINES

The following guidelines are provided to assist individuals with disabilities, family members, physicians, or other medical professionals in identifying the information and documentation needed to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations for the college setting. 

Please Note: All documentation must be typewritten on letterhead, dated, and signed by an evaluator with the training and appropriate licensure to conduct evaluations and render diagnoses. The documentation must be recent and include the evaluator's name, title, professional credentials, and contact information.

If you are disclosing more than one disability and/or diagnosis, please follow specific guidelines and submit appropriate documentation for each disability and/or diagnosis disclosed. 

Submit a letter from your treating physician/specialist that includes:

  • A statement of diagnosis
  • Description of visual acuity and any visual aids currently used (e.g., glasses, large print type), including visual acuity with these aids
  • Any care provider recommendations for accommodations

Also, submit a copy of your most recent 504 Plan or IEP and most recent Evaluation/Re-Evaluation Report from high school, if applicable.

Submit a copy of the evaluation report in which your diagnosis of ADHD or ADD was made, as well as a copy of your most recent 504 Plan or IEP and most recent Evaluation/Reevaluation Report from your high school. The above documentation should include:

  • all aptitude/cognitive functioning and achievement test scores,
  • information regarding information processing/cognitive abilities, including speed of processing, cognitive efficiency, visual-auditory processing, perceptual-motor processing, executive functioning including memory, concentration, attention and language abilities, expressive-receptive language, and speech.

If you were diagnosed by a physician, submit a letter from your medical provider that includes:

  • A statement of diagnosis
  • Description of the symptoms/impact
  • Current treatment methods
  • Description and impact of the diagnosis on your ability to function in the college environment
  • Any care provider recommendations for accommodations.

Also, submit a copy of your most recent 504 Plan or IEP and most recent Evaluation/Reevaluation Report from your high school, if applicable.

Submit a letter from your treating physician/specialist that includes the following:

  • A statement of diagnosis
  • Description of the asthma/allergy symptoms (e.g., frequency of attacks and triggers),
  • Description of specific allergens (e.g., food, environmental)
  • Description of current treatment methods
  • Impact of the diagnosis on your ability to function in the college environment
  • Any care provider recommendations for accommodations.

If applicable, submit a copy of your most recent 504 Plan or IEP and most recent Evaluation/Re-Evaluation Report from high school.

Submit a copy of the evaluation report in which your diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder was made, as well as a copy of your most recent 504 Plan or IEP and most recent Evaluation/Re-Evaluation Report from high school.

The above documentation should include a description of communication or language skills, social interaction, restricted, repetitive, or other patterns of behavior, sensory functioning, and sensitivity to environmental conditions.

Submit a letter from your treating physician/specialist that includes:

  • A statement of diagnosis
  • Description of type, degree, and configuration of hearing loss, including frequency and intensity
  • A description of any audiological technologies currently used (e.g., hearing aids, assistive listening devices, cochlear implants, sign language interpreters, real-time captioning. Please include specific brand names and model numbers, if applicable.

Also, submit a copy of your most recent 504 Plan or IEP and most recent Evaluation/Re-Evaluation Report from your high school, if applicable.

Submit a copy of your most recent 504 Plan or IEP and Evaluation/Re-Evaluation Report from high school, including:

  • Aptitude/cognitive functioning and achievement test scores
  • Any information about information processing/cognitive abilities, including speed of processing, cognitive efficiency, visual-auditory processing, perceptual-motor processing, executive functioning including memory, concentration, and attention, and language abilities, including expressive-receptive language and speech.

If you were diagnosed by a private evaluator (i.e., outside the school setting), submit a copy of the evaluation report in which your diagnosis was made, as well as the most recent 504 Plan or IEP and Evaluation/Re-Evaluation report from your high school.  

Submit a letter from your treating mental health provider that includes:

  • A statement of diagnosis
  • Description of symptoms/impact
  • Current treatment methods
  • Description of the impact of the diagnosis on your ability to function in the college environment
  • Any care provider recommendations for accommodations.

Also, submit a copy of your most recent 504 Plan or IEP and most recent Evaluation/Re-Evaluation Report from high school, if applicable.

Submit a letter from your treating physician that includes:

  • A statement of diagnosis
  • Description of the symptoms/impact
  • Current treatment methods
  • Description of the impact of the diagnosis on your ability to function in the college environment
  • Any care provider recommendations for accommodations.

Also, submit a copy of your most recent 504 Plan or IEP and most recent Evaluation/Re-Evaluation Report from high school, if applicable.

Submit a letter from your treating physician/specialist that includes:

  • a statement of diagnosis
  • description of the symptoms/impact, current treatment methods
  • description of the impact of the diagnosis on your ability to function in the college environment
  • any care provider recommendations for accommodations

When available, the above documentation should include information and test results regarding intellectual and cognitive competence, motor, visual, auditory, and tactile functioning, speech, language, and communication ability, executive functioning including memory, concentration, and attention, and academic achievement including reading, writing, math, and oral language.

Also, submit a copy of your most recent 504 Plan or IEP and most recent Evaluation/Re-Evaluation Report from high school, if applicable.