Hollywood Education Institute

Disability Accommodation Policy and Procedure

Hollywood Education Institute aims to help students achieve their academic goals and succeed in their classes who may have special needs.

As stated in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which states that “an individual with a disability is defined as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. The ADA does not specifically name all of the impairments that are covered”.

In seeking to provide support and equal opportunities for students who request disability accommodations, students must submit the completed Disability Accommodation Request Form and documentation of the disability to the Administrative Manager or any Administrative Staff via email at info@hollywoodinstitute.net. Hollywood Education Institute will notify within one month of the decision of accommodations.

Hollywood Education Institute will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified disabled students based on these following: 

  • A request form submission: 
    • Pre-existing conditions: submit at the time of enrollment process 
    • Existing students: submit during the programs  
  • A specific diagnosis of the disability and severity of the diagnosis with names, dates, current medication side effects and results of all diagnostic tests.
  • Description of the student’s functional limitations in a living environment and educational setting which are caused by the disorder. Specifically, how does this disorder interfere with the learning and living process of the student?
  • Recommendations for academic and/or assistive devices and the rationale for suggesting the accommodations or devices.  The recommendations should be correlated with the specific, identified, functional limitations, and/or behavioral manifestations, and should include an explanation of the effect these functional limitations have on the student in the activities that are required in an academic environment.
  • Establish the professional credentials of the evaluator that qualify him/her to make the particular diagnosis.  Include information about license or certification and specialization. 

The form must be completed and signed by a practitioner, certified, or licensed professional only

Since disabilities often vary in degree and impact, reasonable accommodations will be made on an individual basis. The Management Team or any other authorized person will review the request and make a decision on how to accommodate the student needs. Students will be notified of these accommodations within fourteen (14) business days. 

Hollywood Education Institute is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of all student records related to requests for disability accommodations.