Services for Students with Disabilities
Marshalltown Community College provides individualized assistance to students with disabilities who identify themselves and request help. The Student Services Office can provide advocacy, advice, counseling, and referral information. By working together, students and staff strive to eliminate academic, attitudinal and architectural barriers that might hinder successful completion of a student's studies at MCC. Click below for a document that provides information about how the provision of services for students with disabilities differs at the college level.
MCC adheres to all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and will make reasonable accommodations for any student or patron with a physical need (in the laboratories, classrooms, restrooms, or for student activities and athletic events). A barrier-free environment is stressed, and the campus is physically accessible throughout. For more information about accessibility, contact the Student Services Office.
Contact Martha Schwandt, Learning Services Specialist, at 641-844-5769 or toll-free at 1-866-622-4748, Ext. 5769. You will be asked to complete an Application for Students with Disabilities Form. This form may be printed and mailed to the address on the form or emailed as an attachment to Martha Schwandt.
After completing the form, you will meet with Ms. Schwandt to submit documentation of disability and review the information. If you are unable to obtain documentation, release forms may be signed to authorize the college to request such documentation.
When documentation is received, an accommodation plan will be developed based on your individual needs.
A letter documenting eligibility to receive services will be sent; the letter may be used when visiting with instructors each term. It is the student's responsibility to keep instructors informed of continuing/updated needs.
MCC recognizes that students' accommodation needs may change, and the accommodation support/action plan may change accordingly.
MCC's Student Success Center, located in room 412, is an academic support system for students who need help reaching their goals. Individual and group study/tutoring areas and resource materials are available in a supportive atmosphere. Click here for more information.
Some students may be eligible for services provided by the Iowa Division of Vocational Rehabilitation/DVRS (not necessarily veterans), including complete medical and psychological diagnosis; vocational evaluation and counseling; tuition assistance for academic and vocational training; job placement assistance; prosthetic devices such as artificial limbs, braces, and hearing aids; maintenance and transportation while undergoing vocational rehabilitation; and occupational tools, equipment, and business licenses required for placement. Some of the financial assistance is dependent on financial need. For more information or to receive services, contact Kathy Davis, Vocational Rehabilitation counselor, at 641-844-5629; her office is in the Iowa Valley Continuing Education Center.
Marshalltown Community College and Iowa Valley Community College District are committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, religion, color, creed, gender, marital status, national origin, age, or physical or mental disability.
MCC and IVCCD understand their responsibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to make reasonable accommodations for employees, prospective employees, and students with disabilities. Specific steps for obtaining accommodations are listed above. Students with special needs should plan ahead for requesting accommodations. Reasonable accommodations can be made in a timely manner, but it may involve instructors, family members, counselors, and other support personnel in addition to the student. Careful planning can assure that all involved will have time to respond to the identified needs.
A person who feel his/her accommodation needs have not been met should contact Dr. Christopher Russell, IVCCD Chief Academic Officer, at 641-844-5716. His email is Chris.Russell@iavalley.edu.