The primary mission of the Office of Accommodation and Accessibility Services is to help students participate in college life to the fullest extent possible. Through providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations, assisting students with self-advocacy, providing academic support and counseling, and ensuring adherence to state and federal disability laws, the Office of Accommodation and Accessibility Services is committed to enhancing students’ academic development and independence. By working closely with faculty, staff, and administrators, our goal is to create a supportive community that promotes awareness, sensitivity and understanding of students with disabilities.
Register with the Office of Accommodation & Accessibility Services
It is your responsibility as a student to disclose information about your disability to the Office of Accommodation and Accessibility Services. To receive accommodations or services, first you must register with the Office of Accommodation & Accessibility.
To register, please do the following:
You are required to meet with a representative prior to or within the first two weeks before the start of the semester so reasonable academic accommodations or services can be provided within the first two weeks of the academic year. We also recommend that you review our Student With Disabilities Information Booklet.
If you suspect you have a medical, psychological, or learning disability, you must be evaluated by a medical professional that can provide you with an assessment and evaluation that documents the nature of your disability.
In college, students with disabilities are covered under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). IDEA no longer applies. Since this is the case, the legal obligations change. There is no special education in college. Colleges do not have to seek out students with disabilities. It is the student’s responsibility to seek out services through the Office of Accommodation and Accessibility Services.
Once the completed Application for Accommodations and Documentation of the Disability have been received and reviewed, you will be approved for your accommodations within 1-2 weeks.
You will receive an Accommodation Letter (via email) from the Office of Accommodation and Accessibility Services that will also be sent to all professors for the current semester informing them of your approved accommodations.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment with an Office of Accommodation and Accessibility Services representative.
Once the professors have received the Accommodation Letter (via email) you should reach out to your professors to discuss how to best utilize your accommodations for each specific course.
Yes, all information and documentation provided will remain confidential and kept separate from all other student education records. Learn more.
Unfortunately, MCNY does not have the resources on campus to provide evaluations or assessments to students with disabilities. However, you can view a list of evaluation resources.