ACCESSIBILITY RESOURCES – NEW STUDENTS
Cayuga Community College offers appropriate and reasonable academic accommodations to students with documented disabilities. In order to ensure that disability-related accommodations are arranged in a timely manner, new students are encouraged to follow the process below.
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- When completing the college application, applicants can check the appropriate box requesting information on disability services. The Office of Accessibility Resources will respond to this request upon acceptance.
The Office of Accessibility Resources can be contacted directly for information on disability services at 315-294-8422 (Auburn) or 315-593-9327 (Fulton).
- Students seeking to receive accommodations should complete and submit a Confidential Self-Disclosure Form.
NOTE: This Confidential Self-Disclosure form is for initial notification purposes only. Students must provide documentation in order to receive disability-related accommodations and services. Students who are unsure if they have or can obtain appropriate documentation are encouraged to reach out to the Office of Accessibility Resources.
- Review the Documentation Guidelines for information about what documentation will be required in order to receive academic accommodations.
- Request documentation from the appropriate school district, medical provider, or mental health provider using the Documentation Release Form.
NOTE: Documentation should be submitted to the Office of Accessibility Resources on the campus you will be attending. If you are an online student, documentation can be sent to either campus.
- Following receipt of documentation, you will be contacted to schedule a meeting with the Accessibility Resources Coordinator to discuss accommodations for the semester. Students are encouraged, if possible, to meet with Cayuga’s Accessibility Resources Coordinator prior to the first day of classes.
If you are an online student requesting accommodations, submit your disability documentation to the Office of Accessibility Resources on either campus as soon as possible. Following receipt of documentation, the student will be contacted to schedule a phone or Zoom meeting with the Accessibility Resources Coordinator to discuss accommodations for online courses.
Students with sponsoring agencies, such as Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR), AURORA of Central New York, Inc., or the New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB), should contact the agency several weeks before the start of the semester to make sure that all necessary paperwork is completed.
TRANSITION TO COLLEGE
- LD Online – www.ldonline.org
- Differences Between High School and College for Students with Disabilities – Download PDF Document
YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
See this informative publication written by the U.S. Department of Education:
Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities
- Office for Civil Rights
DISCLOSING YOUR DISABILITY
The Why, When, What, and How of Disclosure in an Academic Setting, After High School