As a community education center dedicated to serving the public well, Broward Community Schools offer disability services to ensure all students get the education experience they deserve. This commitment is founded on the principle that all learners have the right to enjoy a supportive environment while they pursue their own education and career goals.
Disability Services Offered at Broward Community Schools
Each community education center location in our network of community schools near Fort Lauderdale offers services compliant with protections offered under the Americans with Disabilities Act. This means that each school location offers reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities to avoid discrimination.
These accommodations can include allowing extra time for tests, private studying areas, frequent breaks, and alternative test formats, such as braille, tests in large print, and the use of audiotapes.
Each member of our teaching staff receives training on how to provide reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities, making each classroom a place where all students are able to learn in the way that works best for them.
What’s Considered a Disability
Students have the right to self-identify as a person with a disability and should notify their professors or registrar if they believe their disability will require accommodations.
A disability is any mental or physical disorder that significantly limits one’s ability to walk, speak, breathe, learn, or work. Examples of disabilities include chronic diseases, missing limbs, or other issues that limit daily functioning.
Mental conditions, such as dyslexia, turrets syndrome, and autism, are other examples of disabilities that could require special accommodations in the classroom.
When registering for classes, you are encouraged to speak to a school administrator to discuss accommodations to help you complete your coursework.
Contact us today to learn more about the disability services offered through Broward Community Schools.