Welcome to Disability Resources for Students (DRS)! We look forward to meeting you and providing you with exemplary services.
Every quarter we assist qualified students with a wide variety of disabilities by identifying and coordinating reasonable accommodations for equal access to academic programs and activities.
You are welcome to visit DRS at any time during your enrollment at Clover Park; however, it is recommended that you come to our office once you have registered for classes to discuss services and academic accommodations.
See how to obtain accommodations on the Disability Resources for Students page. Learn about accommodations on the Disability Resources | Accommodations page.
State Disability Resources
Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center
Learning Disability Association of Washington
Washington Assistive Technology Act Program
Washington State Department of Services for the Blind (DSB)
Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
Washington State Behavioral Health Administration
Many work-based experiences or internship opportunities are available for students with disabilities. Below is a list of various resources for prospective and current college students with disabilities.
For assistance with writing resumes, cover letters, job search strategies, and preparing and practicing for interviews contact CPTC's Career Center in Building 17, Room 250.
Americans with Disability Act (ADA)
Sec. 12102. Definition of disability
The term "disability" means, with respect to an individual
(A) a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual;
(B) a record of such an impairment; or
(C) being regarded as having such an impairment (as described in paragraph (3)).
(2) Major Life Activities
(A) In general
For purposes of paragraph (1), major life activities include, but are not limited to, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working.
(B) Major bodily functions
For purposes of paragraph (1), a major life activity also includes the operation of a major bodily function, including but not limited to, functions of the immune system, normal cell growth, digestive, bowel, bladder, neurological, brain, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, and reproductive functions.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
"No otherwise qualified handicapped individual in the United States ...shall, solely by reason of his handicap, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."
Department of Labor, Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Website
CPTC Procedure and Policy regarding DRS
Individuals interested in learning more about Clover Park Technical College procedures and policies regarding reasonable accommodation for students with disabilities should visit our Policies & Procedures website at www.cptc.edu/policies Please refer to Chapter 5-Student Services, Section 5.7 Reasonable Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Under ADA/504.
CPTC Non-Discrimination Policy
Pending update to policy.
Building 17, Room 103A
Deaf and HOH please call Washington Relay Services at 711
DRS works with qualified students with disabilities in a safe and respectful environment to identify and develop reasonable classroom accommodations; to ensure equal opportunity and access of academic and professional goals; and to promote an accessible community where students with disabilities have equal opportunity to participate in college programs and activities