Academic Support

For Students with Disabilities

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  • 847.214.7220

ECC provides assistance for students with disabilities (visual, aural, speech, emotional/psychiatric, orthopedic, or physical) in order to meet their educational needs. In order to receive assistance, students must submit documentation of their disability to the ADA Coordinator, Annabelle Rhoades.

If one of your students does have a documented disability on file with the ADA Coordinator, and that disability affects the student's math performance, he/she may bring you a form at the beginning of the semester detailing the accommodations he/she is afforded. Some of the most common for math students are:

  1. Extended test time/quiet testing area/computer availability
  2. Note takers
  3. Personally designed study skills strategies
  4. Print enlargement services
  5. Sign language interpreter
  6. Special seating accommodations

You may also see a student who has been diagnosed with dyscalculia. In those rare cases, the student may request the accommodation of a calculator. Other students may have the calculator listed as a possible accommodation, but without the diagnosis of dyscalculia, this is often at the discretion of the instructor. If you have concerns, contact the ADA Coordinator, Annabelle Rhoades, at or 847.214.7220.

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  • 847.214.7253

TRIO is a federally-funded program designed to serve traditionally under-repesented students. Funding is through the U.S. Department of Education. To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  2. Registered ECC student or registered student in participating high school
  3. Meet one or more of the following requirements:
    • First generation college student (your parent(s)/legal guardian(s) did not graduate from a four-year college or university)
    • Financial need. Check low income requirements
    • Documented disability(ies).

If you have a student you think may meet these criteria, consider referring him or her to the TRIO coordinator at or 847.214.7253.

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Early Alert


The Early Alert academic program is a team effort by ECC faculty, administrators and support staff to boost student retention and graduation rates. The referral process continues throughout the semester up to the tenth week; however, the first four weeks are critical for student retention and success.

You can refer a student for lack of attendance, performance on quizzes/tests, or other course-related issues. To start the process, log in to accessECC and click on "Faculty". There you'll find directions and a more detailed overview of the program.

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