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Students with Disabilities

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

SUNY Sullivan is committed to providing equal access to all students. The Department of Learning and Student Development Services provides a variety of supportive services to students with disabilities - including academic advisement, counseling, and tutoring - in order to help them reach their academic potential.

Federal law (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) established the rights of individuals with disabilities. SUNY Sullivan complies with all applicable federal laws and regulations regarding reasonable accommodations needed to provide equal opportunity to individuals with disabilities.

  1. Each student in need of support services such as an accommodation for a disability MUST self-identify to the Dept. of Learning and Student Development in order to determine eligibility to receive special services and accommodations. Students must request accommodations each semester they are enrolled.
  2. Documentation may or may not be necessary to put accommodations in place. Many students choose to provide their information, but you do not need documentation to explore accommodations. Please fill out the Self Disclosure Form, regardless of whether or not you have documentation.
  3. Every student and every request is unique. A conversation about your experiences and expectations will help determine if additional information is necessary to support your accommodation requests. You are able to request accommodations at any point in your SUNY Sullivan career. You can also discuss or make changes to existing accommodation requests by talking with the Disability Services Specialist.
  4. The college setting is different than high school. While there might be some similarities, accommodations you used in the past may no longer be reasonable or appropriate in college.
  5. At SUNY Sullivan, you are in control of your academic requests, and your parents may only be involved with your written consent. Information about a student’s disability is confidential and is released only with a student’s written consent. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requires that student give their express consent for SUNY Sullivan to share any personal or academic information with a parents or any additional person.
  6. Requirements that are essential to a program or to licensure or certification are not modified or waived. Modifications are not required when they would fundamentally alter the essential elements of a program or course of study, or pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others.

If you are seeking accommodations, you are welcome to access the Self Disclosure Form. You may complete it online, print and mail it to the address provided on the form or bring it with you when you come for your advising or placement testing appointment. order to begin the process, you are welcome to access the Accommodation Request Form. You may complete it online, print and mail it to the address provided on the form or bring it with you when you come for your advising or placement testing appointment.

For further information on testing accommodation procedures, CLICK HERE. To access SUNY Sullivan’s Accommodation Request Form, CLICK HERE.

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(Above One-Stop Office E212E)

Lynn Leibowitz-Whitehead LMSW
ADA Counselor & Disability Services Specialist
lleibowitz-whitehead@sunysullivan.edu
845-434-5750 x4328

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