2.4 Disabilities


R1. Disability Coordinators

a. The Health and Wellness Director (HWD) ​(or a health staff designee) and Academic Manager (or an academic staff designee) will function as Disability Coordinators (DC) to oversee the program. Additional DCs may be appointed. Centers may choose to hire a full or part time DC to oversee the program rather than or in addition to appointing an academic and health DC.

R2. Disability Accommodation Process

a. An applicant or student with a disability may request and receive reasonable accommodation, reasonable modification in policies, practices, or procedures, and auxiliary aids and services (RA/RM/AAS) to participate in the Job Corps program at any time during the admissions process or enrollment. Each center must have a process for ensuring applicants/students with disabilities who request accommodation, indicate they may need accommodation, and/or provide documentation of a disability are engaged in an interactive process to consider/determine the functional​ limitations resulting from their disability and the potential accommodations that would allow them to participate in the Job Corps program. An SOP describing this process is required (see Exhibit 5-1) and the center’s disability accommodation process will include all the components outlined in Form 2-03, Procedures for Providing Reasonable Accommodation, Reasonable Modification in Policies, Practices, or Procedures, and Auxiliary Aids and Services for Participation in the Job Corps Program.

b. During Career Transition Readiness all students must receive information about workers’ rights and responsibilities including RA/RM/AAS in the workplace (see Chapter 3, Section 3.4, R23, k​).

R3. CIS Disability Data Collection and Accommodation Plans

a. A DC must accurately enter the required data in the disability data collection and accommodation plan icons in CIS prior to or on the day of arrival for new students or soon after disclosure of disability whether the disclosure occurs via disability documentation, completion of a RA/RM/AAS Request Form, or verbally for existing students​.

b. For students who disclose their disability prior to arrival and require TABE testing accommodations, this data must be entered prior to the administration of the first TABE test. If a student discloses a disability and requests testing accommodations after the administration of the first TABE test, the accommodation plan must be entered into CIS as soon as possible after disclosure of disability (see R3.a) and must be entered prior to the next TABE test administration.

c. Only the DCs will have access to the disability data collection entry screen, disability data report and the accommodation plan report with notes report in CIS.

d. Generally, only the DCs will have access to the accommodation plan entry screen; however, if a designee is appointed to enter accommodation plans, this staff person can have access.

e. All center staff responsible for providing accommodations will have access to the accommodation plan (without notes) report in CIS.

f. Accommodation plans must not contain any medical or diagnostic information.​

Form 2-03 Procedures for Providing RA-RM-AAS for Participation in the Job Corps Program
Exhibit 5-1 Standard Operating Procedures
 Rehabilitation Act of 1973