Disability Services

Transitioning to college is a challenging time for most students; it can be even more challenging for students with disabilities. We’re here to help. The office of Student Disability Services collaborates with students to empower them to be their own best advocates.

We strive to provide clear, timely information to our students, and work with faculty in meeting the needs of all Indian Hills Community College Students. We provide support to students with disabilities in reaching academic goals and work to ensure equal access to educational opportunities through support services and reasonable accommodations.

Because disability information is confidential, students requesting accommodations need to self-identify. We ask that students contact our office as soon as possible so we can work together in determining eligibility and coordinating services. We are located in the Pothoven Academic Success center on the Main Campus in Ottumwa, and in the Success center on the Centerville Campus.


A Parent's Story:

An open letter from a proud (and terrified) mom named Jane, who has a daughter with Cerebral Palsy, uses a wheelchair, and has limited speech capabilities.

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Forms and Policies:

Disability Services Handbook

Disability Services Request Form

ESA Policy and Agreement

Service Animal Policy

Alternate-Format Textbook Request Form

Natural Reader Tutorial

Release Of Confidential Information Form

2022-2023 Academic Services Manual


Contact Us:

Disability Services
Indian Hills Community College
525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5749 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5749

Email: [email protected] 


Disability Services/Accommodations:  Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations or special services should contact IHCC Disability Services for assistance. Services are available to students who need classroom accommodations, interpreters, and/or specialized equipment. Students enrolling in credit programs should make their requests for accommodations at the time they are applying for admission and preferably, no later than six weeks prior to the beginning of each academic term. All student requests are dealt with in a confidential manner. Students should contact the Ottumwa Disabilities Center by calling 641-683-5749. Centerville students should contact the Academic SUCCESS Center at 641-856-2143, ext. 2214 or email [email protected].