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How to Access Services

According to the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, students may be eligible for reasonable accommodations through Disability Services.

In order to access Disability Services and request reasonable accommodations, students must either be:

  • A current Ocean County College student or
  • Have completed the Ocean County College Admissions Application before the start of the semester

and complete the following steps:

Complete your Request for Accommodation Services.

If you have questions about applying, contact the Office of Disability Services at 732.255.0456 or email: accommodations@ocean.edu.

Complete the Student Intake Packet and collect your documentation of disability.

Examples of supporting documentation include, but are not limited to*:

  • Individual Education Plan (IEP, Junior or Senior year only)
  • Psychological Evaluation (within the last 3 years)
  • Educational Evaluation (within the last 3 years)
  • Summary of Performance (SOP)
  • School Social Worker Report
  • Medical, Therapist or Counselor Evaluation with Diagnosis
  • VA-related disability or medical reports

*Ocean County College Disability Services reserves the right to request up to date or additional documentation for approval of accommodations.

Submit all supporting documentation to the Office of Disability Services using one of the methods below. The supporting documentation of disability can be submitted:

Scan and Upload Documents Online

Email

accommodations@ocean.edu

Mail

Ocean County College
Attn: Disability Services
College Drive, P.O. Box 2001
Toms River, NJ  08754-2001

Fax

732-864-3860

All documentation is kept confidential. Inadequate information, incomplete answers, and/or illegible handwriting will delay the eligibility review process.

After your complete Intake Packet is reviewed and approved by Disability Services, you will be contacted to schedule your Information Session.  You are required to attend an Information Session in order to receive your preliminary Accommodation Plan and to learn about other support services available through Ocean County College.
After your Information Session, you may be provided with an accommodation letter based on your individual needs.

  • It is your responsibility to provide a copy of this letter to your professors each semester.
  • It is your responsibility to obtain the professor’s signature on the accommodation letter and provide a copy of this signed letter to Disability Services.
  • It is your responsibility to meet with each professor to discuss the arrangements for receiving accommodations.
  • Instructors do not have to provide accommodations to students if they have not been informed of the need in a timely manner.
If you would like to request a change or modification to your current accommodation plan, contact Disability Services at 732.255.0456 or email accommodations@ocean.edu.
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