Wade College is aware of and deeply concerned with the unique challenges that a student with a disability faces. The college is committed to reducing and/or eliminating the barriers that these students encounter. The Office of the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs coordinates the physical and academic support services for any student who has special needs because of a temporary or permanent disability. The Office of the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs works closely with the Texas Rehabilitation Commission, the Texas Commission for the Blind, related federal agencies, and other organizations that provide service and aid to the disabled in order to provide the fullest range of services possible.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 prohibit discrimination in the recruitment, admission, and treatment of students. Students with qualified and documented disabilities may request reasonable accommodations which will enable them to participate in and benefit from educational programs and activities. Students requesting a reasonable accommodation must provide documentation of the disability (as appropriate), complete an application for support services, and must schedule and participate in an interview in order to review the request for accommodation, determine appropriate services and/or reasonable accommodations, and plan an educational program.
Successful accommodation often requires advance planning. Students are encouraged to make early contact with the Office of the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs in order to identify needs and to ensure that services will be available in an effective and timely manner.
The Wade College campus is fully accessible to the handicapped. Ramps, elevators, and specially-furnished restrooms are available throughout the facility. Wade College is in compliance with all local and federal laws regarding provision for disabilities.