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Frequently Asked Questions

What if I think I might have a exceptionality but I'm not sure?
If you suspect that you might have a exceptionality, make an appointment with the Accessibility Resource Center to discuss options.

What kind of accommodations might I receive? Accommodations, which are made on an individual basis and can change from semester to semester depending on your needs, may include extended time for exams, undisturbed testing environment, a note-taker during class, and/or scribes for exams.

Are personal care attendants available?
No. Under the law, the college is not responsible for providing personal care attendants.

What if I need help in my classes? Is tutoring available?
Yes. Tutoring is available for all students at the Student Success Center, The Writing Center and Math Center are also available to help students who need additional support. In some circumstances one-one tutoring can be arranged.

If I am a student with exceptionality, will my classes be made easier? Students with disabilities are held to the same course standards as all other students. Accommodations are meant to give equal access to students who need to produce information or engage in activities in a modified fashion to enable them to attain set course standards.

When do I need to set up services? You should contact the Accessibility Resource Center as soon as you know that you will be attending Northern. You will need to arrange for accommodations each new semester. Remember many services require time to set up. Register as early as you can to make sure your services and accommodations are ready when your classes begin.

Who has access to the information I provide to the Accessibility Resource Center?
Any information you provide is kept private. However, sometimes it is necessary to share condition with professors, or community agencies in order to communicate needs through strategies and techniques, or referrals to support the exceptionality.. If students want information to be disclosed to someone else, they must give written permission to the Accessibility Resource Center

Where is the Accessibility Resource Center located? The Accessibility Resource Center is located in the Joseph Montoya Administration Building, Advisement Office on Northern's Española campus.

Accessibility Resource Center
Northern New Mexico College
(505) 747-2152

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