Services for Persons with Disabilities
Calhoun Community College provides environmental and programmatic access for persons with documented disabilities as defined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any student who desires information about or assistance in arranging needed services for a disabling condition such as accessibility/physical accommodations, assistance with acquiring special material or equipment, word processors, tape recorders, spell checkers, calculators, and so forth, should contact Ms. Dawn Hale, Services for Special Student Populations, Decatur Campus, Chasteen Student Center, (256) 306-2635 (email email@example.com
). See Disability Services Information, Policies & Procedures for Students Handbook.
Federal Student Aid Grant Programs
. The federal government provides grant funds for students attending colleges, career schools and universities. Grants are not loans and do not have to be repaid. Information about scholarships is also available. Click here to search to find scholarships
. To search for grants/scholarships that are specifically for students with disabilities, enter the word disability, or you can just search for a field of study or major such as music, law enforcement, biology, social work, etc. Click here to see Fact Sheet for Federal Student Aid Grant Programs.
Handicap Parking Policy.
Eligibility to access available handicap parking on campus requires that a student, faculty or staff member show proof that they are the legally registered recipient of the state issued handicap parking placard. A valid Calhoun ID along with a receipt, similar to a tag receipt from the Department of Motor Vehicles will be required to verify that the faculty, staff, or student is the registered user of the handicap placard or handicap tag and must be presented to the Disability Services Office. Students must also show a current (paid) schedule. The Calhoun handicap parking placard must be displayed on the rear view mirror of the eligible vehicle when parked on campus. The handicap parking areas will be monitored. Fines for handicap parking violations are $50.00.
Also, visit www.gettinghired.com and Open the Door to Opportunity.
GettingHired is a newly established national employment and social networking portal that uniquely connects job seekers with disabilities with employers committed to hiring them. A website where people with disabilities gather, network, and find success in the workplace with enlightened employers.