How to Register

Students who wish to receive academic accommodations from the Disability Resource Center (DRC) should complete the following steps:

 

1.  New students to Cañada College, make sure the follow these steps:

  • Assessment: Get your ESL Testing and Course Placement
  • Orientation: Receive a special workshop to learn about entering the college
  • Steps to Success: Your guide to essential steps to completing registration, applying for financial aid, and obtaining supplies for classes
  • Welcome Center: Your one stop shop for all college questions

 

2. Fill out the DRC Application for Services

Complete the DRC Application for Services (aka intake form) and then upload your documentation onto the Upload Disability Documentation for the DRC Form.  If you do not receive a confirmation that we have received your intake form within 24 business days, please email us at canadadrc@smccd.edu to confirm that we have received it.  

FYI: Documentation must include the following components:

  • Completed by a licensed or credentialed examiner (not a family member)
  • A description of the disability or health issue that requires accommodations, including the diagnosis and history
  • A description of the current impact in an educational setting
  • A description of the expected duration, frequency, severity, and/or progression of the condition
  • List of recommended accommodations

Here are examples of documentation that are acceptable:

  • A psycho-educational evaluation performed by a qualified professional
  • A copy of an IEP or 504 plan from high school
  • A copy of your medical examination results (e.g. eye exam, hearing test, etc)
  • A letter on letterhead verifying a diagnosis by a doctor or other qualified professional. If you will be submitting a doctor's note, please make sure it includes the following:
    • Letter/note must be on letterhead 
    • It must be dated within the last month
    • Must disclose or explain your health condition/challenge
    • A description of the current impact in an educational setting
    • Must include the duration of condition/challenge (this will determine how long we can provide accommodations for you).  
    • A description of the current impact in an educational setting
    • List of recommended accommodations 
    • It must have a signature (electronic is signature is okay) 

3. Schedule an intake appointment

Someone from the DRC will be contacting you to schedule an appointment for you. If you do not hear from anyone within 48 business hours of your submission, please contact us at canadadrc@smccd.edu.

 

4. What to expect at your intake appointment

Your appointment with the DRC Counselor will include the following steps:

    1. Review application for services and disability documents.
    2. Verify eligibility of services as a student with a disability (recommendations will be made if no documentation is available).
    3. Through the interactive process, you and your DRC Counselor will discuss your educational limitations and complete an Academic Accommodation Plan (AAP) together.
    4. The DRC Counselor will review your rights, responsibilities, and DRC protocols that are related to the accommodations that you be using in the college setting.