Adult Education Center
Subject: Mutual Rights & Responsibilities
Applies to: All Programs
Reasonable Accommodations Procedure
This procedure requires that learners with disabilities be afforded the same privileges and opportunities afforded learners without a disability. AEC programs does not exclude people with disabilities and must take reasonable accommodations to provide a person with a disability equal access.
The definition of a person with a disability for purposes of nondiscrimination is:
-A learner or individual who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more life activities (e.g. blindness, deafness, cancer, heart disease, emotional or mental illness, and specific learning disabilities).
-A learner or individual who has a record of a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity (e.g. recovered from mental or emotional illness, drug addition, heart disease, or cancer).
-A learner or individual who is regarded as having such a disability, regardless of whether they have the disability.
Request for an Accommodation Statement & Process: You have the right to request a reasonable accommodation at any time while enrolled in an AEC program. All request requesting a reasonable accommodation can be made in person or in writing to the attention of management. A decision will be made within 1-2 days of the request. Once you make a request for an accommodation, AEC staff may not ask the nature or severity of the disability in question. AEC staff need only consider whether the request is reasonable and within program parameters and standards. Program modifications will not be made.
Applicable Accommodations at AEC include: 1) Accessible Room and Auxiliary Aids and Services are permitted. You must secure these aids and services and responsible for payment. Caregivers can accompany you if that is indicated in the request for accommodation. Service animals are allowed.
Disallowed Accommodations at AEC include: 1) Companion animals.
The Adult Education Center can deny reasonable accommodation requests which would require a fundamental alteration in the nature of the program or which represent an undue financial and/or administrative burden. Denials of request will be made in writing and discussed with learner in person or mailed to the home address in the event the learner is unable to be reached.
**The Adult Education Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary Aids and Services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. (Please request reasonable accommodations a minimum of two business days in advance.) Relay Texas: 1-800-735-2989 (TDD) and 1-800-735-2988 (Voice) or 711.