Disability Services

Disability Services is dedicated to providing an equal opportunity to participate in curriculum, programs, and activities. The Coordinator of Disability Services is the primary contact for all Lanier Tech students with disabilities. This office assists students with disabilities to effectively utilize resources they may need, and helps them work with instructors and staff to implement appropriate and reasonable accommodations and services, as supported by their documentation. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Disability Services will work to accommodate those students who are significantly impacted by a condition that is considered disabling, including learning disabilities, physical disabilities, and psychiatric disorders.

In order to establish eligibility for accommodations, students must contact the Coordinator of Disability Services. The student is responsible for requesting services.

To start the process, please review the Request Accommodations  page, and review the procedures for applying for accommodations and submitting supporting documentation [see Documentation Requirements].

To book an appointment with the Coordinator of Disability Services, please use the calendar below to select a date and time. If you are on a campus other than the Hall Campus, please indicate which campus you would like to meet at, and the best way to contact you to verify your appointment. If none of the times on the calendar work for you, please email me at ahaynes@laniertech.edu.

If you have questions regarding disability accommodations, please contact:

Allison HaynesAllison Haynes
Coordinator of Disability Services
770-533-7003
678-989-3133 fax
ahaynes@laniertech.edu

Telephone numbers are accessible to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing through the Georgia Relay by dialing 711 or 1-800-255-0056 from a TTY/TDD.

This office is responsible for ADA compliance and for providing service and advocacy for students with disabilities. It is the responsibility of the student to disclose information regarding a disability if services are needed. Appropriate medical documentation is required by this office in order to provide suitable and effective accommodation or auxiliary aid for individuals requesting service. The Coordinator of Disability Services is then able to make recommendations, modifications and referrals based on the nature of the disability and how it affects the student's ability to learn or demonstrate competency in the course of study. Students may be referred to agencies outside the college to gain medical documentation for services. Once a referral is made, it is the responsibility of the student to complete the steps necessary to gain his/her documentation.
  1. Choose a certificate, diploma, or degree program that you wish to pursue. Programs are listed under the "Academic Programs" tab on the home page.
  2. Apply to Lanier Technical College by submitting a completed application for admission. Make sure to include the following:
    • $25 non-refundable application fee
    • An official transcript from high school, GED, and/or college/university
    • Official SAT, ACT CPE, COMPASS or ASSET test scores NOTE:If the applicant has not taken a placement test, LTC offers the Accuplacer. The Accuplacer is always untimed and in a quiet environment. If you require other accommodations, please contact Disability Services.
  3. Once accepted into Lanier Technical College, the must make an appointment to meet with Allison Haynes, Coordinator of Disability Services. The student must provide recent (within the past three years) medical and/or psychological evaluation stating and describing his/her disability and any classroom accommodations recommended by the doctor.
  4. Register for classes.
  5. Student MUST drop off or email a copy of their course schedule to Allison Haynes before classes start. Please make sure that the schedule includes the following:
    • Class Name (ex: Introduction to Computers)
    • Class Number (ex: SCT 100)
    • Instructor's Name (ex: John Smith)

NOTE: Student MUST repeat steps 4 and 5 every term in order to continue receiving accommodation(s).

If you have questions regarding a disability or accommodation, please contact: Allison Haynes Coordinator of Disability Services 770-533-7003 678-989-3133 fax ahaynes@laniertech.edu

It is the policy of Lanier Technical College to make reasonable accommodations that assist people with disabilities as they participate in programs and activities at the college. Reasonable accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis according to each student's individual medical documentation. Accommodations will be made to the extent that these accommodations do not sacrifice or compromise the integrity of an educational program, lower the academic standards, or produce undue administrative burdens.

To start the process, please review the Request Accommodations  page, and review the procedures for applying for accommodations and submitting supporting documentation [see Documentation Requirements].


Frequently Asked Questions

You must self-identify as a person with a disability, provide documentation, and make an appointment to request accommodations.

Schedule Appointment

Request Accommodations

Accommodations will be made to the extent that these accommodations do not sacrifice or compromise the integrity of an educational program, lower the academic standards, or produce undue administrative burdens.
Each student is treated as an individual. Reasonable accommodations are provided on a case-by-case basis by reviewing documentation, looking for functional limitations and what is deemed appropriate for the college setting. Some typical accommodations include: extended testing time, permission to record class lectures, captioned materials, and ASL interpreters.

No, IEPs do not necessarily transfer to college. However, reasonable accommodations may be available based on need and recent supporting documentation. The supporting medical, psychological, and psychoeducational documentation needs to support evidence of a current, significant, and functional limitation that impacts learning. The evaluation must support a link between the disability and the requested accommodation.

Documentation Requirements

Although you may request academic accommodations at any time, you should request them as early as possible. Some academic accommodations may take more time to arrange than others. You should follow LTC’s procedures to ensure that we have enough time to review your request and provide appropriate academic accommodations. We encourage new students to submit documentation as soon as a student is accepted to the college.
A Faculty Disability Handbook, ADA Training, and Blackboard Ally information are available on Blackboard under LTC Faculty Resources > Accessibility
Disability documentation is both FERPA (educational) and HIPAA (health) protected information and, as such, is not shared with anyone, even within the LTC community. It is only used by Disability Services staff for determining appropriate accommodations.
No. Medical Documentation of disability is only accessible by Disability Services staff and supervisors, except by court order.
Students’ disability documentation remains on file in the Disability Services office for at least 7 years, after which time it is usually destroyed.
Lanier Technical College welcomes service animals on campus as outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Under the ADA, a service animal is defined as a dog (or less frequently, a miniature horse) that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. See LTC’s Animals on Campus policy and a link to FAQs here.
Lanier Technical College is committed to providing an environment free of unlawful harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. All students are encouraged to report events of unlawful harassment, discrimination, sexual violence and/or retaliation ("prohibited conduct") against themselves or others. Please report any instances of discrimination or harassment due to disability status in writing to the Coordinator of Disability Services/504 Coordinator, Allison Haynes, ahaynes@laniertech.edu, 2535 Lanier Tech Drive, Gainesville, Georgia 30507, Breeden-Giles Hall Room 1130 (Available on other campuses by appointment). Please refer to the Unlawful Harassment and Discrimination of Students policies and procedures found in the Student Handbook.