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Disability Services, Calmar Campus
Student Center, Room 123
800.728.2256, ext. 258
563.562.3263, ext. 258

Disability Services, Peosta Campus
Main Building, Room 251
800.728.7367, ext. 280
563.556.5110, ext. 280

Disability Services

The mission of Disability Services at Northeast Iowa Community College is to provide equal access to students with disabilities while maintaining the integrity of the College's academic standards. NICC recognizes and fulfills its obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and similar state laws and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities in our college programs and activities.

NICC provides access, accommodations and advocacy for students who have disabilities. Examples include accessible textbooks, additional time on exams, sign language interpreters and mobility assistance. If you have a disability requiring instructional accommodations, please contact a disability services coordinator. Coordinators are available to discuss the types of accommodations available to help students succeed. Based on the disability, the coordinator will assist in preparing a list of accommodations to share with instructors.

For more information, review the following documents:

Transition Next Steps

Join NICC Disability Services staff at the upcoming Transition Next Steps events for high school students, staff and parents! Activities will include a presentation from Keystone AEA regarding postsecondary education options and differences between high school and postsecondary education, a discussion panel and campus tour.

High school students who are enrolled in special education and/or have an IEP or 504 plan, as well as their teachers and parents, are invited to attend. If you are interested in attending college, receiving additional career training or learning more about rewarding and interesting careers, be sure to register today for this free event!

Calmar Campus: March 17, 2015; 1 - 4 p.m.
RSVP to Anna Stamat, stamata@nicc.edu

Peosta Campus: April, 15, 2015; 1 - 4 p.m.
RSVP to Scott Steadman, steadmansc@nicc.edu

Additional Services on the Calmar Campus

S.T.E.P

S.T.E.P (Support Though the Encouragement of Peers) is a peer-driven support group for students with disabilities. The group welcomes students to attend group meetings on Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. in the second level of the Calmar Library in the Student Center. S.T.E.P.’s mission is to empower students with disabilities through life management and academic skills.

The goals of S.T.E.P.:

  • To provide academic, personal and social support for students with disabilities.
  • Assist students in successfully navigating through their college courses and programs.
  • Build relationships between students, faculty and staff.
  • Encourage individual development of self-reliance and self-advocacy.

Peer Mentoring

Weekly mentoring sessions are available for students with disabilities that wish to have assistance with meeting their educational goals. Mentors assist students with strategic study skills, organizational skills, time management skills, self-advocacy and self-determination, learning how to use Xpress and understanding their course syllabus.

Vet2Vet Mentoring

The Vet2Vet Mentor Program is a chapter of the Student Veterans Association (SVA) and was developed to provide the necessary support to veterans in their journey from “boots to books.” Through the program, veterans become aware of the many resources available through NICC and their community as they work toward their academic and professional goals. The peer mentors are veterans who are either discharged, still serving in active duty or members of the Guard and Reserve. These veterans assist other student veterans by:

  • Identifying individual needs and referring to appropriate services on campus
  • Assisting students with the adjustment to college life
  • Helping veterans connect to the campus community
  • Assisting with Veteran Affairs
  • Providing referrals to outside organizations

Vet2Vet Mentors work closely with the Office of Disability Services as well as a faculty advisor. If you are or you know a veteran who would benefit from the support of the Vet2Vet Mentoring Program, please contact the Disability Services Office or attend one of the monthly meetings on the first Monday of each month from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. at the Calmar campus in Student Center 109.