Director, Disability and Testing Services
FAX (931) 393-1970 [email protected]
Crouch Building Room 1042
Belinda Champion, Director, Disability and Testing Services: 931-393-1765, [email protected]
Yeulanda Pierce-Beverly, Disability and Testing Coordinator: 615-220-7857, [email protected]
Motlow State 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 Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). Together, these laws prohibit discrimination against qualified persons with disabilities. The staff of the Disability Services office at Motlow, coordinates services and serves as an advocate and liaison for students with disabilities attending Motlow.
All students seeking assistance through Disability Services must disclose the presence and nature of a specific disability to the Office 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.
In coordination with the student, the Office 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 Office of Disability Services may consult with faculty members or others involved regarding accommodation.
After the appropriate accommodation is determined, the Office of Disability Services will complete an accommodation form describing the requested accommodation(s).
Students at the Moore County, Fayetteville and McMinnville campuses should request services through the Director of Disability Services by calling (931) 393-1765 or by emailing [email protected] for assistance. Students attending classes at the Smyrna campus should request services by calling (615) 220-7857 or be emailing [email protected]. For general questions, please email us at [email protected].