Disability Services at Grayson College
The faculty and staff of Grayson College are dedicated to
providing students with disabilities and special needs full access
to programs and services by providing reasonable and effective
accommodations that promote student independence.
Disability Services Coordinator
Jeffri Johnson Hodge
6101 Grayson Drive
Denison, TX 75020
4 Steps to Request Academic Accommodations
Students requesting reasonable accommodations under the ADA must
provide information to the Disability Services Coordinator from
appropriately trained professionals, such as physicians,
educational diagnosticians, licensed psychologists, psychiatrists,
or other qualified professionals. Determining whether students are
disabled as defined by the ADA and therefore entitled to reasonable
accommodations is based on the documentation submitted.
Documentation becomes part of students' educational records and is
protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Step 1: Contact the Disability Services Coordinator
Students, who have applied to Grayson College, may contact the
Disability Services Coordinator at any time during regular office
hours in the Testing Center (SC115). Days and hours vary
during mini-mesters and summer semesters. Students should
complete the applicable request form and submit it to the
Disability Services Coordinator.
* Please fill out the above forms and submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2: Submit Supporting Documentation
- A specific diagnosis, including level of severity and
- The specific findings in support of the diagnosis, such as
relevant history, tests administered, test results, and
interpretation of test results
- A description of the student's functional limitations
(symptoms) as they directly relate to the stated disabilities and
impact academic performance
- Disability management by assistive devices (such as hearing
aids, walkers, etc.) medications, treatments or other coping
mechanisms as well as side effects caused by medication for
treatment of conditions when impacting academic performance
- Specific recommendations for reasonable accommodations (such as
note takers, extended testing time, sign language interpreters,
etc.) necessary for equal access in the academic environment
- Documentation on the professional's letterhead, signed and
dated, with contact information, such as address and telephone
Step 3: Schedule a Conference
The student and the Coordinator of Disability Services will work
together to determine appropriate academic accommodations for the
entrance exam, if needed, and college courses.
Step 4: Submit Approval of Accommodations to Professors
Approval forms are given to students to present to their
professors or other college officials. Forms state that students
have provided evidence of disability and indicate the specific
academic accommodations for which students have been approved.
- Students are responsible for delivering approval forms to the
- Some students may opt to receive accommodations in one class,
but not receive accommodations in others.
- Approval forms are not retroactive and must be updated each
semester. Students submit a written request at the beginning
of each semester for which they are enrolled.
- If students with disabilities attempt a class without receiving
accommodations, they cannot, unless given special approval by the
instructor, ask to have accommodations applied to previous course
work, exams, or quizzes.