Ally Center Disability Services

Facilitated from the Lancaster site, the Disability Services office ensures that each qualified LBC student at any level, location, or program of study has equal access to LBC’s learning community and resources. The Disability Services office facilitates both short-term needs due to qualifying illness or injury and long-term services for students with disabilities.

  • Location: Lancaster Campus, Teague Learning Commons, 5th Level
  • Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; appointment times may vary depending upon student need
  • Phone: 717.560.8200 ext. 5383
  • Email: DSO@lbc.edu
This contact information may be used to initiate contact with the Disability Services office to disclose a disability and/or discuss reasonable accommodations.

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Disability Services Statement

In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and its amendments, our Disability Services office provides reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities to ensure access to all programs, facilities, and activities of the college. Accommodations are made on an individual, case-by-case basis. Incoming students with disabilities should:

  • submit their documentation to our office, and
  • promptly schedule an intake interview upon acceptance so that accommodations can be arranged before the start of the term for which they plan to enroll.

How to Obtain Accommodations

  • Students with disabilities who wish to receive accommodations must self-identify to the Disability Services Coordinator. Students who have been identified with a disability must present evidence of that disability. The student may provide medical documentation or a psycho-educational assessment to inform the determination of appropriate accommodations. An IEP or 504 Plan may also be sufficient to establish disability. All documentation is treated as confidential information under FERPA guidelines. For more specific information, click here.
  • The Disability Services Coordinator will review the material and, if adequate for determining eligibility, an “intake interview” will be scheduled with the student. The interview may be conducted in person or by phone or email. Based on documentation and the intake interview, the Coordinator will identify accommodations needed in each particular class and for campus activities and programs. Once determined, the accommodations are effective immediately for that specific term and are provided as a means of ensuring access to all programs. The Coordinator will assist the student in communicating the needs to faculty.
  • Accommodations do not automatically carry over from one term to the next. Immediately upon registration for new courses, students should inform the Disability Services office so that appropriate accommodations can be determined and so faculty can receive timely notification.
  • Accommodations that are requested after the term has begun have no bearing on academic grades earned prior to the request. The student bears the consequences of failing to request accommodations in a timely manner; retroactive accommodations cannot be granted.
  • Accommodations which alter a program’s purposes, necessary requisite skills, or licensing and/or accreditation standards are not considered “reasonable” under the law and cannot be granted.

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