Student Disability Services

Illinois College is committed to providing equal educational opportunity for individuals with disabilities in accordance with the various policy statements of the college and in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. In support of its commitment to provide equal educational opportunity, Illinois College provides a variety of services and accommodations to students with documented disabilities. 
Our goal at Illinois College is to provide an excellent education for all students so that they can be and do their best. Illinois College strives to provide reasonable accommodations to those students on campus who need and will benefit from specific learning accommodations. 
Students who had an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a 504 plan in high school should identify themselves to the Student Disability Services office as soon as they are accepted into Illinois College, as some accommodations require additional time to secure. Students will be asked to complete a Request for Services Application and provide appropriate documentation that verifies their specific qualifying disabilities and identifies the need for reasonable accommodations. Students that have provided appropriate documentation will receive an Accommodations Notification form and will be asked to schedule meetings to discuss their needs with the Disability Service Coordinator and their faculty during the first week of classes.
Students who did not have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a 504 plan in high school, and believe that they have a learning disability, are encouraged to contact the Disability Service Coordinator to discuss options for determining their eligibility. 

What is a Qualifying Disability?

In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act, the term "disability" refers to an individual with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual. To constitute a “disability”, an individual’s condition must limit a major life activity including, but not limited to, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working.
Qualifying disabilities may include but are not limited to:
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Dyslexia
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Hearing Impairments 
  • Visual Impairments
  • Speech Impairments
  • Temporary physical conditions
To discuss your qualifying disability, or the possibility of having a qualifying disability please contact:
Illinois College Office of Disability Services
Disability Services Coordinator
Caine Student Center Second Floor

Disability Services Information and Forms

Please complete and return the Request for Disability Services Application with the necessary supporting disability documentation as soon as you are admitted to Illinois College or as soon as you are requesting academic disability accommodations. Information presented on this application will help aid in providing you the necessary accommodations to support your academic success.  
Download the IC Student Resource Manual for more information on what is needed and how to prepare for upcoming class work. 
These links will also be useful during your transition into and your time at Illinois College:

    Specific Policies

    Tips and Handouts
Please return completed forms to:
Illinois College Office of Disability Services
Alicia Gatti
Disability Services Coordinator
1101 West College Avenue, Jacksonville, IL 62650 

Accessibility of Campus Facilities

Many of the buildings at our historic campus have been retrofitted to be partially accessible to all students and visitors. Newer buildings were constructed to be accessible to all. 80% of all classrooms are accessible. We schedule classes in accessible classrooms to accommodate all students with restricted mobility. Faculty and staff with offices in older and still unconverted buildings are always willing to meet students in accessible spaces.


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