Disability Services


Disability Services

Academic Success Center

Disabilities Handbook: A Student's Guide (a PDF document, 408 KB)

Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) Disabilities Services Mission Statement

It is the mission of CCSNH Disabilities Services to provide equal educational access, opportunities, and experiences to all qualified students with documented disabilities who register with the College's Disability Services office. Reasonable accommodations are provided to students to allow them to achieve at a level limited only by their abilities and not by their disabilities. Assistance is provided in a collaborative way to help students develop strong and effective independent learning and self-advocacy skills, as they assume responsibility for reaching their academic goals.

For more information or to make an appointment to discuss your needs, please contact:

Paul Collins
Coordinator of Disability Services
Room 127A
(603) 342-3059
E-mail: pcollins@ccsnh.edu

The White Mountains Community College does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, programs and activities on the basis of disabling conditions in violation of Federal or State civil rights laws including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Eligibility for Services

To be eligible for support services, students are required to provide documentation of disability to the Coordinator of Disability Support Services. This information is confidential and is used exclusively to plan appropriate accommodations. Documentation must be current (within the last three years in most cases) and include a clear statement of the disability, a summary of the assessment procedures and evaluation instruments used to make the diagnosis, and a summary of evaluation results. Suggestions of accommodations deemed appropriate at the post-secondary level are encouraged and should be supported by the documentation.

Sample Classroom Accommodations

  • Alternative test formats
  • Notetakers
  • Tape recording lectures
  • Relocation of classes for accessibility
  • Interpreters
  • Extended time on tests
  • Alternative testing location


  • Reduced course load
  • Master tutoring
  • Peer tutoring
  • Peer mentoring
  • Academic and support advising
  • Workshops
  • Placement testing
  • Orientation to college and services

Accuplacer Assessment

The Accuplacer placement test is required of all students during the admissions process. Students with a documented disability requesting testing accommodations need to contact the Coordinator of Disability Services to schedule the testing.

Assistive Devices

  • Tape recorders
  • Digital text books
  • CCTV to enlarge text
  • Portable scanner
  • Portable PC

How to Access Support Services

Students may disclose their disability at the time of application to White Mountains Community College or at any point while enrolled at the College. When a student wishes to inform the school, he or she should contact the Coordinator of disability Support Services and provide the necessary supporting documentation. Together, the student and the coordinator will work to design appropriate accommodations. Early self-disclosure will allow the Disabilities Coordinator to assist in arranging for support. A student's needs will vary according to the requirements of the course and the nature and severity of the disability. Needs are considered on a case by case basis. It is the student's responsibility to contact the coordinator at the start of each semester to arrange for reasonable accommodations.