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Office of Disability Services (ODS)

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) makes educational opportunities more accessible by coordinating support services for students with disabilities. Our mission is to help students achieve their goals to the fullest potential. All services - except Scoptic Screening - are provided free of charge to eligible students. All documentation is kept confidential.

ADA Aware

Getting Started

Register for Disability Services
Arrange a personal interview with the ADA Counselor at least 45 days prior to your first semester. Students requesting services must provide current and comprehensive documentation from a qualified professional. The documentation must verify the disability and its impact on a student's academic performance and functional limitations. Follow theGuidelines for Disability Documentation. During the initial meeting, you will be asked to complete forms requesting service, and discuss accommodations with the counselor.

Qualifying for Disability Services
You qualify for disability services when you have appropriate documentation of a disability that qualifies under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973) or the Americans with Disability Act (1990) and; you require academic accommodations due to the disability.

Placement Testing for Students Needing Disability Services
Effective as of September 1998, all students are required to take a placement test before registering for a college credit class at a Texas public college. For exemption qualifications, contact the ADA Counselor. Individuals may be approved for special testing accommodations if they request the accommodations and provide the required documentation in advance.

We recommend that you meet with the ADA Counselor before registering for placement testing if you need to request accommodations.

ACC Event Assistance
If you have questions about accessibility, need assistance or require special accommodations for this event please contact the Office of Disability Services at 281-756-3533 or ods@alvincollege.edu, at least 7 working days prior to the event. Requests made less than 3 working days prior to the event may not be able to be accommodated.

Off-Campus Services

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)
Individuals with disabilities that constitute a substantial barrier to employment may qualify for vocational rehabilitation services. Services offered to eligible individuals may include job readiness, referrals, tuition assistance, diagnostic testing, counseling and guidance, and assistance in acquiring adaptive equipment. Prospective clients should apply at the TWC Office five months prior to admission to ACC. Contact the ADA Counselor for area TWC referrals, tuition assistance, diagnostic testing, counseling and guidance, and phone numbers. Website: http://www.twc.state.tx.us/. Phone Numbers: 1-800-628-5115, 1-800-735-2989 (TDY) and 711 (Voice).

Texas Relay Service
Dial 711. It's a simple, easy-to-remember toll-free number that can be used to access a telephone relay service from any location in the U.S. When dialing 711, the call is directed through a series of switches until the system identifies the type of relay call being placed. All information relayed is confidential.

Student Organizations
Disability Rights Education Advocacy and Motivation (D.R.E.A.M. @ ACC)
We educate and support to raise awareness of all people involved with disabilities.

  • Increase knowledge and understanding of issues facing persons with disabilities
  • Develop an understanding of self empowerment and advocacy
  • Access employment and career information pertaining to persons with disabilities
  • Attend off campus activities and conferences
  • Meet new friends and learn to network

Rights of Individuals with Disabilities:
Alvin Community College complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (P.L. 93-112) and with the Americans With Disabilities Act (P.L. 101-336), and does not discriminate on the basis of a disability in the areas of admission, accessibility, treatment and employment. Individuals with disabilities, as defined under the law, who are otherwise qualified to meet the institution’s academic and employment requirements will be provided with a variety of academic services and resources. ACC supports efforts in making the campus more accessible and encourages students with disabilities to participate in all activities. Students seeking assistance should contact the Advising Services. Information concerning college practices as they relate to Section 504 and ADA should be directed to the Director of Advising Services.

Contact Information

Office of Disability Services
Eileen Cross, Coordinator
Building A, Room 130
Phone: 281.756.3533
Fax: 281.756.5760
Email: ecross@alvincollege.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday  8:00AM - 5:00PM

Advising Services Hours
M-T 8:00AM - 7:00PM
W-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Business Office (A109) Hours
M-T 8:00AM - 7:00PM
W-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM

College Store (E112)
Website: http://www.alvinccstore.com/

Director of Advising Services and ADA/Section 504 Coordinator
Regan Metoyer Peterson
Alvin Community College
3110 Mustang Road, A100
Alvin, TX 77511
281-756-3531