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Sonya Hood
Director of Disability and Testing Services
(931) 393-1765
FAX (931) 393-1970 shood@mscc.edu
Crouch Building Room 1042

Motlow College is committed to meeting the needs of qualified students with disabilities by providing equal access to educational opportunities, programs, and activities in the most integrated setting appropriate. This commitment is consistent with the College's obligations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Together, these laws prohibit discrimination against qualified persons with disabilities. To this end, the Director of Disability Services for Motlow College, coordinates services and serves as an advocate and liaison for students with disabilities attending Motlow College.

Assistance

All students seeking assistance through Disability Services must disclose the presence and nature of a specific disability to the Director of Disability Services. Before receiving requested accommodations, students may be required to obtain additional documentation of disability. Documentation may include records or written statements from a professional who is licensed to practice in the field appropriate for diagnosing and/or treating the disability in question-a physician, optometrist, audiologist, physical, or occupational therapist, psychologist, etc.

A comprehensive individual assessment is conducted with each student to determine his/her need for specific accommodations. In coordination with the student, the Director of Disability Services will plan the academic support and accommodations he/she will need. The planning is based on professional evaluations and recommendations. An assessment of the disability will determine how these circumstances affect academic success. Individual information regarding the student is confidential; however, where appropriate, the Director of Disability Services may consult with faculty members or others involved regarding accommodation.

After the appropriate accommodation is determined, the Director of Disability Services will complete an accommodation form describing the requested accommodation.

For more information or to request accommodation, please contact:

Ms. Sonya Hood, Director of Disability Services (931) 393-1765

Office hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Students at the Fayetteville, McMinnville, and Smyrna campuses should request services through the Director of Disability Services by calling (931) 393-1765 or by emailing shood@mscc.edu for assistance.