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Aid for Students with Special Needs

Published or Revised April 23, 2024

The Advising and Counseling Center strives to create a sensitive environment that is conducive to learning by providing academic and personal support to the students, staff and faculty of Paris Junior College.

Paris Junior College welcomes students who have special needs. The institution is committed to assisting students as completely as possible. Paris Junior College provides equal opportunities for students with disabilities and ensures access to a wide variety of resources and programs. The passage of Section 504, Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 requires that the college make certain special arrangements for students with disabilities. This requirement does not mean that less should be required of the student with a disability than of other students, but only that reasonable accommodations should be made to ensure that students with a disability have access to an education.

The college will make reasonable accommodations for students with a documented physical, psychological or learning disability who have been admitted to the college and have requested accommodations. Adaptive technology counseling and equipment is available on campus for students who are deaf or blind. Advising and Counseling currently uses Dragon (speech to text) and Read & Write Gold will be available by the Fall 2021 semester.

Advisors have access to interpreter services though a staff person on campus and a local contact is available when needed.

Pregnant and Parenting Students

Paris Junior College has designated a Pregnant and Parenting Student Liaison, whose duties are included with the designation to handle inquiries regarding adaptive technology and Section 504 / ADA non-discrimination policies:

ADA / Section 504 Coordinator and Student Success Coach
Ansley Hoskins
2400 Clarksville Street
Paris, TX
Telephone: 903-782-0281

Below are links to information and forms from the Students with Disabilities Handbook, relating to requesting accommodations and special testing accommodations.

Rules and Form Links

Paris Campus
Advising/Counseling Center
Alford Center
Office: 903-782-0426 | FAX: 903-782-0333

PJC - Greenville Center
Call 903-454-9333 for an appointment with an advisor from the Counseling Center
FAX: 903-782-0796

PJC - Sulphur Springs Center
Call 903-885-1232 for an appointment with an advisor from the Counseling Center
FAX: 903-782-0796