There are a wide range of resources available.
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Learning Disability Evaluations in the Portland Area
Obtaining documentation of a learning disability is an important process for students who need to be able to request adjustments to the learning or work environment. These formal assessments are often expensive.
Learning about options can help individuals to plan. Please discuss any concerns you have about documenting a learning disability with DS. We may have ideas or resources to help.
Each term there are free workshops that are available to anyone at PCC who is interested. No need to be a student working with our office. The general student population as well as staff and faculty are encouraged to participate.
Technology Peer Mentors
Learning how to use computers effectively is not always easy. Students who need a mentor to help them practice with tools and techniques should talk with their Disability Services counselor. We have Accessibility Aides who can help with individual or small group technology support in several key areas. Contact your Counselor to learn more.
Transition to Employment
Disability Services can help serve as a liaison between students and their academic programs when there are questions about accommodation in internships or certification exams. We also program a variety of opportunities for students to engage during National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Courses of Interest
PE 182N - Adapted Physical Education course description See photos and descriptions of the equipment available for Adapted Physical Education.
Online community for college students with disabilities - DREAM
Disability Rights, Education Activism, and Mentoring is promtoing a national disabilities agenda for post-secondary students and their allies.
Disability and Population Specific Resources
- The autism spectrum
- Hidden disabilities
- Mobility and dexterity lmitations
- Sensory differences
- Student veterans who experience disability
Some of these resources are local and others are national or international.
- Disability Rights Oregon - http://www.droregon.org/about-us
- Disability Laws and Students’ Rights - www.ed.gov/policy/rights/guid/
- Office of Civil Rights - www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/
- United Nations Enable - http://www.un.org/disabilities/