Sample Syllabus Referral Statement

Dear Professors,

Northern Essex Community College is required to provide accurate and updated referral information to students. Please consider including the following sample referral language in your syllabus.

Sample Syllabus Statement:

“Northern Essex Community College is committed to providing equal access to students with documented disabilities. To ensure equal access to this class (and your program) please contact the Learning Accommodations Center (LA Center) or Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) to engage in a confidential discussion about accommodations for the classroom and clinical/practicum settings.

Accommodations are not provided retroactively. Students are encouraged to register with the LA Center at the start of their program.

Learning Accommodations Center:
Serving students with documented disabilities, such as learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, autism spectrum disorders, brain injuries, chronic illness, low vision/blind, physical disabilities, psychiatric disabilities and seizure disorders.

The LA Center has offices on both the Haverhill and Lawrence campuses and staff are able to meet with students on both campuses.
Haverhill: Behrakis One-Stop Student Services Center, 100 Elliott Street, Rm SC111
Lawrence: Dimitry Building, 45 Franklin Street, Rm L128

To make an appointment, contact the Haverhill office at 978-556-3654, or email

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services:
Behrakis One-Stop Student Services Center, Rm SC110, call 978-241-7045 (VP/Voice), or email