Disability Services

NWCCD is committed to responding to the appropriate needs of students with documented disabilities as outlined in both Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (Amendments Act) of 2008. Through the provision of auxiliary aids and services, students with disabilities are able to equally access and participate in the programs, services and activities at NWCCD. Students with disabilities may be eligible for one or more of services below from NWCCD. Services and accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis between Disability Services and the student. Services for which students are eligible depend on the type of disability, documentation provided by a qualified health care provider, the student’s needs, and the specific courses the student is taking.

Examples of Possible Accommodations (please note this is not a complete list):


Extended test timeQuiet/distraction-reduced testing environment

Opportunities for supervised breaks

Exam reader

Use of computer with spell check and/or grammar check during essay exams

Use of a calculator during testing of

students with math calculation or

math reasoning disabilities

Alternative testing format

Early or priority registration

Note sharing, note takers in class

Digital recorder in the classroom


Written materials provided in an

alternative format

Assistive technology or assistive

listening devices

Extended time for in-class assign-ments to correct spelling, punctuation, grammar

No penalty for spelling on assign-

ments written in-class without dictionary/spell check

Priority/special seating arrangements

Sign language interpreter or

remote interpreting services when

a sign language interpreter is not available

Duplication/copy of instructor

notes or power points

Digital textbooks

Textbooks in Braille

Enlarged font textbooks

Substitution of courses, or coursework, if applicable





























Course Substitutions and Other Important Information:

 Although NWCCD is an open enrollment institution, all students must be qualified* to participate in any program of academic study. Therefore, students with disabilities are not excused from course prerequisites, GPA requirements, or degree requirements. However, in some limited circumstances it may be appropriate for a substitution of a peripheral academic requirement. Such accommodations are made only when it is clear that the student’s disability makes completion of the requirement impossible; such accommodations must not alter the integrity of the academic program.


*A qualified student with a disability is a student who has provided appropriate documentation that meets the NWCCD guidelines for reasonable accommodations. A qualified student is a person who meets the course and degree program requirements, placement scores, course prerequisites, and GPA requirements for good academic standing.



Disability Services – Gillette College

Susan Serge, M.A., PPC, NCC

Manager of Counseling and ADA Services

Mailing Address:

300 West Sinclair
Gillette, WY 82718

Office Location:

3251 South 4-J Road, TEC 212B
Gillette, WY 82718


Disability Services ‚Äď Sheridan College

Tim Charles, M.A., TESOL

Disability Services Coordinator

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1500
Sheridan, WY 82801

Office Location:

3059 Coffeen Ave., GMB 110
Sheridan, WY 82801

Ruth A. Larson, M.A., LPC

Director of Counseling & ADA Services

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1500
Sheridan, WY 82801

Office Location:

3059 Coffeen Ave., GMB 1135

Sheridan, WY 82801

Phone: 307.686.0254 Ext. 2350
Fax: 307.687.7141
Phone: 307.674.6446 Ext. 2071 or 2008
Fax: 307.674.3384 or 307.674.3350
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