AAC:  About Us 

 

Mission Statement

 

The Access & Ability Center assists students to maximize their potential in college and beyond by providing equal access to and opportunities for success in all classes and required activities offered at the College of the Sequoias. The Access & Ability Center services are interactive and individualized to support each student in reaching their goals.

 
 

​Philosophy Statement

 

The Access & Ability Center joins with College of the Sequoias in continuous improvement to help maximize each student's individual potential. We are committed to solution-based assisstance for each student in helping them recognize and overcome barriers to academic and occupational success with integrity.

We facilitate innovative systems and service provision to ensure students the opportunity of efficient transitions to and from college while supporting their pursuit of excellence here at the College of the Sequoias.
 
 

Program Goals

  • Promote independence and self-sufficiency so that students can achieve and maintain active and fulfilling lives.
  • Provide support services, special facilities/equipment, and special classes/curriculum to enrich students’ lives and assist them in achieving their goals.
  • Assist in the referral to and participation in cooperative programs to minimize barriers for the students served.
  • Enhance an awareness of the needs as well as the abilities of individuals with disabilities.
  • Assist in the provision of a full range of opportunities - academic, cultural and social - to prepare the student for further educational and/or employment opportunities.
  • Serve as a liaison with agencies to enhance services to students.
  • Serve as a resource for students with disabilities at COS and for the community.
  • Provide assistance regarding job placement/employment opportunities and/or further educational opportunities.
  • Encourage and foster self-advocacy and independence in the students we serve.
 
 
 
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Last Updated: 9/24/2018 12:59 PM Kyle Campbell