At Montana State University- Northern, students with physical or learning disabilities are provided with a variety of services, as directed by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In order to access these services, students must provide documentation of their disability and meet with Ligia Arango. During the meeting, they will be registered for Disability Services and will discuss with Ligia the ways in which our program can be effective in meeting their individual needs.
Students with either physical or learning disabilities are usually most interested in our alternative testing service. Through this service students can arrange to take their tests in the alternative testing room, supervised by Ligia Arango. This room provides an isolated testing environment, so that distractions are limited, and makes it possible for people to take additional time that they may need to complete a test. In addition, some students must have their tests read to them and/or their oral answers written down, and we can provide that assistance.
Students who have difficulty writing can be helped by a fellow student hired by our program to take notes in class for them. We also have a limited number of digital recorders for students to use.
All students who qualify for the program are encouraged to enroll with the Student Support Services program in Cowan Hall 211.
If you have any further questions, feel free to call Ligia Arango (406-265-4133). We are committed to the success of all students.