Disability Services
Disability Services at Mitchell Tech are here to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to all programs and activities offered in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008. We hope to empower students with disabilities to obtain the education and skills necessary for a fulfilling, productive career after leaving MTI.

We are committed to helping students with disabilities self-advocate and fully participate in all of the activities, programs, and services of MTI. Disability Services are available to students with qualifying and documented learning, physical, or psychological disabilities.

Documentation of a disability is necessary to initiate and receive services. If students do not have the proper documentation to support their requests for accommodation, they are required to get the documentation (test, diagnosis, etc.) at their own expense. If you have a documented disability and would like to receive accommodations, please provide the most recent copy of your IEP/504 plan and current psychological evaluations/testing.  When you have completed the admissions process, you will need to schedule an appointment with the Learning Services Coordinator to review your documentation and discuss possible accommodations during the school year.

Available Accommodations Include:

  • Additional time for testing
  • Distraction-free room for testing
  • Readers for tests
  • Note takers
  • Preferential seating
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Digital/recorded texts (as available)
  • Other accommodations as needed
NO MODIFICATIONS ARE PROVIDED IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS. If you are currently receiving modifications in high school and intend on pursuing higher education, you may want to talk to your high school teachers about moving away from modified assignments and tests. This will help you better prepare for the college academic environment.

If you have questions or want to send in documentation please contact:
Julie Hart Schutte, Learning Services Coordinator
Mitchell Technical Institute
1800 E. Spruce
Mitchell, SD  57301
[email protected]