The following scenarios represent students with the most common disability situations
which you are likely to encounter at Allan Hancock College. They are not meant to
be detailed depictions, but rather brief sketches which comment on the major activities
of most conventional courses: facilities access, note taking, test taking, and technology.
It is hoped that they will give you some insight into how all of us, the student,
instructor, and Learning Assistance Program staff, can work together for the academic,
vocational, and social success of our students.
Tips for assisting students with various disabilities:
More detailed descriptions on this topic can be found in the "Faculty Guide for Helping
Disabled Students," supplied to each AHC faculty member. Information on laws pertaining
to individuals with disabilities, teaching strategies, and forms related to our program
can be found there as well.
Another well-developed internet source for postsecondary faculty can be found at the
"Faculty Room." The "Faculty Room" at the University of Washington's Do-It Program contains a wealth
of resources that address issues related to disabled students.
As always, we are available at any time to assist you regarding disability related
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Computer Science Student
The first engineering class I took at Allan Hancock College was really challenging for me, but I thanked the counselor who showed me the way to the MESA program. There I was overwhelmed by all the resources offered and especially by all the students taking the same classes. Study groups with MESA students really made it easier for me to achieve. I am happy to say that I made it this far not only because of my determination to achieve a higher education, but also because of the wonderful people that I met at Hancock who encourage students to go the extra mile and accomplish their dreams.
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