Accessibility Services & Resources


Consistent with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), NCSSM is committed to providing access to qualified students who have disabilities. Our mission is to ensure equitable access to NCSSM’s programs, activities, and services for students with disabilities while upholding the integrity of NCSSM’s programs and services. 

Because it is a residential school, NCSSM students must be able to care for themselves and live and work independently, with reasonable accommodation, within a rigorous academic environment. Equal opportunity is the foundation for success; however, it does not ensure that an individual with a disability must, or will achieve an identical result or level of achievement as persons without disabilities. An accommodation removes barriers and provides the ability to participate in or benefit from equitably. 

For more information, visit NCSSM’s Accessiblity Services website.

Academic Accessibility Specialists

Carissa Trotta

Wellness Counselor and Academic Accessibility Specialist

Lacey O’Rourke

Wellness Counselor and Academic Accessibility Specialist (Morganton)