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Disability Resources and Services


Paradise Valley Community College has moved staff to work remotely for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester. Disability Resources and Services continues to be available to support current and incoming students and faculty during this time.

All appointments will be conducted via telephone, video chat, or typed chat. Call 602-787-7171 to schedule an appointment or email with any questions.

Please see our FAQ for Accommodations During Virtual Instruction for answers to common questions from both students and faculty.

The Disability Resources and Services provides information and services to students with any documented disability who are attending classes at Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC). Disability Resources and Services strives to empower students, foster independence and promote achievement of realistic career and educational goals. Disability Resources and Services, along with the campus community, will assist students to discover, develop, and demonstrate their full potential and abilities.

The Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) Disability Resources and Services (DRS) Office provides accommodations and services to students with disabilities to ensure equal access to all PVCC programs, services, and activities. Our office strives to empower students and to foster independence and self-advocacy, in order to promote achievement of educational and career goals. DRS works with students, faculty, and campus staff to determine and implement reasonable accommodations representative of equal access.

Please take a moment to log into DRS Connect to get started with applying with the DRS office. If you have any questions or experience difficulties with this process, please contact our office for assistance.

Utilize Services

A student wishing to use DRS services must meet MCCCD admissions requirements or be enrolled as an MCCCD student, formally apply for DRS services (link to page), and provide DRS with documentation (link to page) outlining the nature of the disability prior to receiving any accommodations. DRS is responsible for evaluating documentation and determining reasonable accommodations.

Call 602-787-7171 or email with any questions.

Students that self-identify to instructors as having a disability will be directed to register for services with the DRS.

Notification of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator

Under the ADA and Section 504, the District and its colleges recognize the obligation to provide overall program accessibility throughout its locations for persons with disabilities. The designated ADA Title IX/504 Coordinator at each college will provide information as to the existence and location of services, activities and facilities that are accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities. Requests for accommodations should be addressed to the coordinator. Likewise, under Title IX, there is an obligation to provide services and program accessibility in a gender-neutral manner.

Students with disabilities may request catalog information in an alternate format from the college ADA Title IX/504 Coordinator:

Dr. Jana Schwartz - Vice President of Student Affairs
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