Germanna Community College is required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act to provide auxiliary aides and services to qualified students with documented disabilities. Federal law defines a disability as:
"A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits
one or more major life activities".
Major life activities are defined as the ability to perform such functions as:
It is important to note that a mental impairment in and of itself does not necessarily constitute a disability. The impairment must be significant enough to "substantially limit" one or more major life activities.
Germanna strives to ensure that qualified students with psychiatric disabilities are appropriately accommodated, and if possible, that these accommodations do not jeopardize successful therapeutic interventions. The college does to modify requirements that are essential to the program of instruction or provide accommodations for persons whose impairments do not substantially limit one or more major life functions.
This form is designed to allow us to achieve these goals. Students who wish to receive academic adjustments due to a psychiatric disability need to have this form filled out by a psychiatrist, licensed psychologist, licensed social worker, or licensed professional counselor.
The professional completing this form:
Fredericksburg Area Campus/Stafford Center
Coordinator of Disability Services
Ph: (540) 891-3019
Fax: (540) 891 - 3092
Locust Grove Campus/Daniel Technology Center
Ph: (540) 423-9140
Fax: (540) 423-9136