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Office for Students with Disabilities

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

    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.

  • Individuals experiencing disability-related barriers at Anoka-Ramsey Community College are encouraged to work with our office to receive accommodations and support services.

    1.  Complete the Disability Services Application

    2. Attach all disability-related documentation to the Disability Services Application. 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, if appropriate

    3. Submitted application and documentation 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 application.

    4. Meet with OSD Coordinator to discuss reasonable and appropriate accommodations for access to your education (plan for a 1 hour appointment).

    Please note: students may be asked to provide updated and/or relevant documentation

    Printed applications are available upon request by contacting disabilityservices@anokaramsey.edu 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, L122
    By mail: Attn: OSD, 11200, Mississippi Blvd NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
    Fax: 763-433-1521

    *Providers (physicians, psychologists, counselors, etc.) may also submit disability-related documentation directly to OSD

  • 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.)
  • Office for Students with Disabilities Staff

    (from left to right) Kelly Torok-Linder, Molly Tast and Jaimie Lopez

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