Disability Services


McDowell Technical Community College provides equal access to education for persons with disabilities in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Americans with Disabilities Act. It is the responsibility of the student to make his or her disability known and to request accommodations each semester.

Requests for Accommodation:

The Coordinator of Disability Services advises and assists in securing academic accommodations, support services and other provisions for qualified persons with disabilities. Requests for accommodations should be submitted to Gwen Reeves, Coordinator of  Disability Services, 30 working days prior to the scheduled date of classes, events or other activities.


In order to establish the student’s eligibility for services, documentation of disability is required of all students who request academic accommodations. Documentation should be submitted to the Coordinator of Disability Services and may include results of medical or psychological tests or other professional evaluations that verify the existence of an ADA recognized disability. Students with learning disabilities should provide a current psychological evaluation that states the specific learning disability and the functional limitations within the learning environment.


All documentation and records will be maintained in a confidential manner as outlined in the Family rights and Privacy Act of 1974. College procedures for application and admission apply to students with disabilities.

Students who need to request accommodations or inquire for additional information, please contact Valerie Dobson at 828-652-0699 or via email at [email protected] OR Chuck Bowling at 828-659-0459 or via email at [email protected]