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Not Every Disability Is Visible

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Many students may question whether or not they are eligible for the disability resources offered at St. Petersburg College. A disability is more than just a physical issue. It can also be mental or learning difficulty that may interfere with a student’s ability to learn.

Special assistance is being offered by Disability Resources for tutoring, early registration, testing arrangements, classroom modifications, among many other services. SPC students seeking these resources may visit their home campus to inquire further about the services offered. New participants of these programs often find their transition to campus life more comfortable and enjoyable. Students seeking help will need documentation of their condition.

When students enter the disability program, they meet with a specialist at their home campus. They receive advice and help from their specialist to meet their specific needs. Ray Hollowell, the Gibbs campus resource specialist, has been more than just a specialist to students. Brittany Collins, a disability student, said “Ray Hollowell has encouraged me to perform well in class and outside of class. She’s amazing.”

The Disability Resources program is more than a program to help students perform well in school. SPC students have been able to build personal relationships among the disability specialists and tutors.

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