Disability Services

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Who to contact:

Lauren Harper
Disability Services Specialist

BHCLR recognizes and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. For the purposes of BHCLR compliance, a “qualified individual with a disability” is one who, with or without reasonable accommodations or modifications, meets the essential eligibility requirements for participation in the program. It is the responsibility of the applicant or student to provide the necessary official records and documentation to the BHCLR Academic and Spiritual Counselor three (3) weeks prior to the semester in which they are to be enrolled.

Essential function standards are published in the school specific sections of the BHCLR Catalog and in the respective school specific sections of the Student Handbook.The catalog and handbooks are available at bhclr.edu.

Online students should follow their supervising lab’s ADA policy.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants and students with documented disabilities are made, pursuant to federal and state laws. Any applicant or student with a disability who needs accommodations must provide the necessary documentation and request the accommodations prior to the beginning of the semester, term, or course. The appropriate school official shall make the determination regarding reasonable accommodations.

BHCLR personnel are available to advise and counsel applicants and students who qualify under the ADA. To request accommodations, students should provide current documentation that includes:

  • A clear and current diagnostic statement identifying the disability, date of the current diagnostic evaluation, and the date of the original diagnosis;
  • A description of the diagnostic criteria and/or diagnostic test(s) used;
  • A description of the current functional impact of the disability;
  • Treatments, medications, and assistive devices/services currently prescribed or in use;
  • A description of the expected progression and/or stability of the impact of the disability over time;
  • Results of evaluations and requested/suggested accommodations;
  • Any additional information which would help support and identify the need for requested academic accommodations.

(The Catalog and Handbooks require that Adobe Acrobat Reader be installed on your PC. If you don’t have this free software, click here to download.)

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