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 (OSD) provides information and resources to support an environment that is accessible and inclusive for all individuals.
Office for Students with Disabilities
In the spirit of service and with a student centric approach, the Office for Students with Disabilities provides equitable access to learning. We advocate with, and for, our students – engaging the campus community to cultivate a climate of inclusion and promoting the creation of a socially just educational system in which diversity of experience, identities, and needs are valued and supported – continually empowering individuals to achieve their goals.
Students seeking accommodations must self-disclose the nature of their disability to OSD. We serve currently enrolled students (including PSEO and concurrently enrolled) who experience barriers in school settings.
The following are just a few examples of conditions that might impact learning:
- Mental Health Conditions (anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, etc.
- Learning Disabilities (dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, reading or math, etc.)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Blind, vision loss, vision impairments
- Deaf, deafness, hearing loss
- Physical Disabilities
- Brain Injuries (TBI, concussion, etc.)
- Severe Allergies (food, environmental)
- Chronic Health Conditions (diabetes, cancers, autoimmune disorders, etc.)
- Other conditions that lead to disability
We welcomes anyone interested in exploring their own experience with disability to stop by our office, schedule a meeting, call, or email with thoughts or questions at their convenience.
The Office for Students with Disabilities serves as an advocate for students, faculty, and staff, working to advance inclusion and equity on our campus. Please contact us with your questions, comments, or concerns regarding accessibility.
Accommodations are determined on an individual basis through an interactive request process and conversations between the student and OSD coordinator. The following are just a few examples of accommodations:
- Extra testing time in a quiet room
- Priority registration
- Assistive technology
- Adaptive equipment (chairs, desks, etc.)
Individuals experiencing disability-related barriers at Anoka-Ramsey Community College are encouraged to work with our office to receive accommodations and support services.
- Submit an Accommodation Request
- Attach disability-related documentation to the Accommodation Request.
- Requests will be reviewed by OSD staff and you will be contacted to either, schedule an intake appointment with the OSD coordinator, or to request additional information needed to complete your request.
- Meet with OSD Coordinator to discuss reasonable and appropriate accommodations for access to your education (plan for a 1-hour appointment).
Documentation must come from a qualified professional and should:
- Include diagnosis
- In most cases, reflect an adult level of functioning
Other helpful details might include or address:
- How diagnosis constitutes a disability
- Impairment of major life activities
- Functional limitations
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Recommendations for accommodations
Examples of helpful documentation:
- Evaluation Report from high school (or most recent available)
- Psychological or Neuropsychological evaluations
- Letter from a qualified professional
- Medical chart or history
- OSD Documentation Form (completed by a qualified professional)
*Please note: students may be asked to provide updated and/or relevant documentation
Printed applications are available upon request by contacting email@example.com or visiting Anoka-Ramsey Community College's Coon Rapids Campus, office L122.
Physical applications and documentation can be submitted to OSD:
In person: Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids, Office L122
By mail: Attn: OSD, 11200, Mississippi Blvd NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
*Providers (physicians, psychologists, counselors, etc.) may also submit disability-related documentation directly to OSD
- Submit an Accommodation Request
(from left to right) Kelly Torok-Linder, Molly Tast and Jaimie Lopez
Check-in at Front Desk
Coon Rapids Campus
Minnesota State Policy 1B.4
Access & Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities