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Office of Accommodation and Accessibility Services

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Office of Accommodation and Accessibility Services 2017-11-01T11:13:38+00:00

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.

Office of Student Services

60 West Street, New York, NY 10006
Phone: 212-343-1234 ext. 5009
E-mail: sts@mcny.edu
Fax: 212-334-6527

Hours: Monday & Thursday: 10am - 7pm | Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 am - 6pm | Friday: 1pm - 6pm | First & Third Saturdays: 10am - 2pm

Office of Student Services

463 East 149 Street, Bronx, NY 10455
Phone: 212-343-1234 ext. 5009 or 2828
E-mail:  sts@mcny.edu
Fax: 212-334-6527

Hours: Monday & Thursday: 10am - 7pm | Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 am - 6pm | Friday: 1pm - 6pm | First & Third Saturdays: 10am - 2pm

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:

Note:

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.

Office of Accommodation & Accessibility Services Staff

Marissa Sala, MCNY Manhattan Campus Representative
Coordinator of Student Transition Services
Phone: 212-343-1234 ext. 2810
Email: msala@mcny.edu

Office of Accommodation & Accessibility Services Staff

Phone: (212) 343-1234 ext. 2808
Email: access@mcny.edu

Additional Information

Confidentiality
Student Rights and Responsibilities
Information for Faculty and Staff

FAQ

How do I know if I qualify for accommodations? 2017-06-29T12:37:55+00:00

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.

I received special education (IDEA) or 504 services in high school how are these services different in college? 2017-06-29T12:37:37+00:00

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.

How long does it take to receive accommodations? 2017-06-29T12:37:19+00:00

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.

How do I know if my accommodations have been approved? 2017-06-29T12:37:02+00:00

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.

Do I have to make an appointment to receive accommodations? 2017-06-29T12:36:46+00:00

Please email access@mcny.edu to schedule an appointment with an Office of Accommodation and Accessibility Services representative.

What should I communicate to my professors? 2017-06-29T12:36:31+00:00

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.

Is my information confidential? 2017-06-29T12:36:15+00:00

Yes, all information and documentation provided will remain confidential and kept separate from all other student education records. Learn more.

I suspect I have a learning disability; can the Office of Accommodation and Accessibility Services conduct the evaluations and/or assessment to provide a diagnosis? 2017-06-29T12:35:59+00:00

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.