Following are resources, both on campus and in the community, that may be of use.
HCC's Student Health Services provides first aid treatment, immunizations, medical referrals, physical examinations for students participating in college sports programs, and information on how to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The Health Services Office is located in Frost 101. Contact us at (413) 552-2180 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our professional counselors offer crisis intervention and advisement to students who are experiencing psycho-social barriers to success in college. HCC Counseling Services staff also offer community information and referrals. Counseling Services is located in Frost 232. Contact us at (413) 552-2333 or email@example.com.
The ADA Compliance Officer is responsible for assuring that Holyoke Community College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act in all HCC programs and services. If you have a concern related to an access issue that is not resolved by the Office for Students with Disabilities and Deaf Services, you may see the College's ADA Compliance Officer in the Student Affairs office in Frost 224, or contact us at (413) 552-2390.
Tutoring is available for all HCC students through the college's Center for Academic Program Support (CAPS) in Donahue 240. HCC offers peer tutors, tutoring by appointment, study groups, and "drop-in" assistance at the Writing Center in Donahue 238 and the Math Center in DON240. For more information contact the CAPS center at (413) 552-2584 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Assistive Technology Center offers assessment, training and access to all academic computing programs. Registry with Perkins Talking Book Library, BookShare, Learning Ally and direct publisher requests for electronic texts can be arranged through the Assistive Technology Center or through the your OSDDS counselor.
Located in the Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development, the Career Center offers information and materials on careers, resume writing, job searches and training programs. Career Center staff can advise students and alumni with disabilities on a variety of job-related topics. Stop by KC322 or contact us at (413) 552-2597 or email@example.com.
Formerly known as Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D), Learning Ally serves those who cannot read standard print due to blindness, visual impairment, dyslexia, or other learning disabilities. Learning Ally provides a collection of more than 65,000 digitally recorded textbooks and literature titles – downloadable and accessible on mainstream as well as specialized assistive technology devices. Membership is free to eligible individuals at www.learningally.org. Students may be eligible to access the college's institutional account for one semester while awaiting approval of their individual memberships.
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides services that include sign language interpreter referral service and emergency interpreter service. They can be reached at (617) 695-7500 or (413) 788-6427 (v/TTY).
MassRelay is a free, confidential 24/7 service enabling hearing people or people who do not use a text telephone (TTY) to communicate over regular telephone lines with people who are Deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened, or speech disabled. They can be reached at (800) 439-2370 (TTY), (800) 439-0183 (voice), or 711(v/TTY)
This agency offers assistance for individuals in educational work and home settings. They provide evaluations for technology and support services to eligible individuals with sight related disabilities. They can be reached at (413) 781-1290 or (800) 392-6450.
The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission provides resources and services to assist individuals with disabilities in their efforts to enter gainful employment. Many HCC students receive support from the Commission in their academic preparation for employment. They can be reached in Springfield at (413) 736-7296 (v/TTY), Holyoke at (413) 536-8200 (v/TTY) Greenfield at (413) 774-2326 (v/TTY), and Pittsfield at (413) 499-2720 (v/TTY).
Stavros works to give people with disabilities the tools to take charge of their life choices, act on their own behalf, and overcome situations that reduce their potential for independence. Stavros advocates/peer counselors will work with any person with any disability who is facing a challenge to their independence. They can be reached in Amherst at (413) 256-0473, Springfield (413) 781-5555, and Greenfield office at (413) 774-3001.