Accommodation Services helps students who need accessibility modifications to succeed in their studies. Accommodations are designed to ensure all students with documented disabilities are eligible for accommodations under ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).
Guidelines for Students with Disabilities
A diagnosis alone does not identify a disability. Individualized education and 504 plans are acceptable forms of documentation. Before graduating high school, it is recommend that all students have comprehensive psychological, educational and social evaluations to assist with the college transition.
To receive accommodations, a professional evaluator must submit a written disclosure as early in the semester as possible. Thorough documentation includes diagnosis, current status of disability, level of functioning and a summary including areas where adjustments might be necessary. For accommodations related to cognitive differences, a psycho-educational or psycho-neurological evaluation should include intelligence/ability and achievement tests.
Specific instructions regarding grievances pertaining to ADA can be found in the Accommodations Services Manual.
To Receive An Accommodation:
Freshmen and transfer students should discuss their needs with an Admissions counselor prior to the start of the semester.
Send documentation to the Office of Accessibility Services:
Email Maranda Miller, Assistant Director of Learning Support at email@example.com
Mail to: Office of Accommodation Services, Student Life, 6 Pennyfield Ave., Throggs Neck, NY 10465
Schedule a meeting with Maranda Miller to discuss the student's needs. Bring documentation if it has not been previously submitted. To schedule a meeting, call (718) 409-1319.
After review, the student will receive a letter of accommodation to share with their professors.
Accommodations for Students Pursuing a U.S. Coast Guard License
There are no accommodations for the U.S. Coast Guard exams, and accommodations for courses that include Standards of Training, Certification and Watch standing, or STCW, assessments are usually not permitted. Students who plan to participate in Summer Sea Term should speak with the Office of Accommodation Services and their department chair about accommodations.
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Specific instructions regarding grievances pertaining to ADA may be found in the Accommodations Services Manual.
For more information about receiving accommodations, contact Maranda L. Miller, Assistant Director of Learning Support, at (718) 409-1319 or firstname.lastname@example.org