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Disability Services

Anoka-Ramsey Community College is committed to ensuring equal access to our facilities, services and academic programs for students with disabilities. The Office for Students with Disabilities provides information and resources to support an environment that is accessible and inclusive for all individuals.

  • Mission

    The Office for Students with Disabilities provides access to academic programming and advocacy for students with disabilities in the pursuit of educational goals.

    Vision

    The Office for Students with Disabilities will facilitate a greater sense of awareness and social equity. Anoka-Ramsey Community College will be recognized as an institution that respects and empowers independence and academic success among students with disabilities.

    Core Values

    We are committed to:

    • Providing the highest quality services possible to our constituents
    • Respecting differences and working toward greater diversity and inclusiveness
    • Demonstrating civility with discourse
    • Using fiscal and human resources efficiently to assist students and promote the college mission
    1. Complete the Application for Disability Services:
    2. Obtain required documentation. Appropriate documentation must:
      • Come from a qualified professional
      • Reflect an adult level of functioning (18+ years). Note: Students may be asked to provide updated and relevant documentation
      • Include and/or address:
        • Diagnosis
        • How Diagnosis constitutes a disability
        • Impairment of major life activities
        • Functional limitations
        • Temporary or permanent disability
        • Accommodation recommendations, if appropriate.
      • Please be prepared to provide documentation several days prior to an intake session. Documentation must be reviewed prior to a scheduled intake appointment.
    3. Submit Application & Documentation to the Office for Students with Disabilities:
      • Electronically
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      • In Person
      • By Mail to:
        Anoka-Ramsey Community College
        Office for Students with Disabilities 
        11200 Mississippi Blvd NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
      • By Fax: 763-433-1521
    4. Once documentation has been reviewed by the Coordinator of the Office for Students with Disabilities, you will be contacted for an intake appointment.

      *Note: You will need to update your accommodation letter each semester.
  • The Office for Students with Disabilities provides accommodations for a variety of disabilities including, but not limited to:

    • learning disabilities
    • hearing loss
    • vision loss
    • physical disabilities
    • psychological disabilities
    • attention deficit disorders
    • brain injuries
    • autism spectrum disorders
    • cognitive disabilities
    • intellectual disabilities
    • other health related disabilities
  • Accommodations are determined on an individual basis during conversations between the student and Coordinator of the Office for Students with Disabilities and a review of documentation. Examples of accommodations include:

    • Extra testing time in a quiet room
    • Note-taking
    • Priority registration
    • Assistive technology
    • Adaptive equipment (chairs, desks, etc.)

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