The Ventura College Educational Assistance Center is a supportive resource for students with disabilities. They provide many classroom accommodations for many students with learning or intellectual disabilities, visual, hearing or speech disabilities, psychological disabilities such as depression or anxiety, mobility disabilities, acquired brain injury, attention disorders, autism and all health impairments.
How to Apply for Services
There’s a few ways you can qualify for services with the Educational Assistance Center.
First, you will need to fill out an application online or in-person. The E.A.C. office is located in the Administration Building (east wing) at the Ventura campus.
Second, provide verification of a disability such as a copy of an IEP (individualized educational plan), a 504 plan, or provide verification from a physician or therapist verifying a disability that would qualify.
If you don’t have a diagnosed disability, contact the E.A.C. office to discuss what your options are. Ventura College offers free personal counseling through the Student Health Center where they may be able to provide a referral for services. After the application and verification is provided, you schedule an appointment with an E.A.C counselor to discuss accommodations that you could be qualified for. Disability testing oftentimes, learning disabilities are diagnosed later on in life or not at all. It’s beneficial to be aware of these types of disabilities because it can help you understand why you struggle more than others and/or you can try different learning approaches that are more successful for you. If you feel that you may have a learning disability, you may be tested by a certified Learning Disability Specialist at the E.A.C. The first step would be meeting with an E.A.C. counselor to discuss your learning experience.
- Note Takers
- Mobility Assistance
- Alternative Testing
- Voice Recorder (check out)
- Smart Pen (check out)
- Media Services (large print, e-text, audio)