College Disability Coordinators


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Diversity initiatives for student affairs, student career services, student activities and staff development.

Classroom and student housing technology set up for disabled students.   Set up assistance and technical consultation.

Parent assistance, support and advocacy.

Assistance with local city,  state and federal resources.

NYC Access-A-Ride alternate accessible transit application assistance.

Reasonable academic accommodations – medical documentation review, liability consultation assistance, Department of Justice (DOJ) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) inquiries.

Section 504 campus committee assistance, accessibility initiatives, program manual development, office policy and procedures for alternate testing accommodations.

Assistive technology set up and user license management:  Dragon Naturally Speaking, JAWS, Zoom text, CCTV, Enlarge, Kurzweil, MacSpeech, etc…

Special housing accommodations and requests.

Disability disclosure (FERPA – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996).

Procedures for law school exams for disabled students (secure laptop provisions).

Learning specialist assistance  – a paraprofessional (bachelor’s level) or masters level professional assisting a student with a disability in organizing school work load, developing study styles/learning strategies, meeting deadlines, organizing work (using a calendar and planner) and preparing for exams.   Student meet with a professional on a regular basis to monitor progress and to obtain assistance in meeting deadlines through planning.

Cognitive retraining – memory and organizational training through paper and computer exercises.  Help with executive skills and learning strategies.

Staff and faculty training and workshop presentations.

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 508 (access to technology) assistance.

ADA titles I-IV training for faculty and staff.

See NYCEDA Store for:

College Disability Coordinators: Social Media and Safe Practices Training.  $200 per hour.  Group or individual training.

College Disability Coordinators: ADA accommodations, disability disclosure and diversity training.  $200 per hour.  Group or individual training.

Contact Patricia Enriquez, CRC, NYCEDA Director for more information at (917) 658-6049 or email: [email protected] or visit NYCEDA Store.

Resources for counselors working with Veterans attending higher education institutions:

Created by the American Council on Education (ACE), this online resource is designed to help institutions of higher education build effective programs for veteran students and share information. It highlights a variety of best practices and includes video clips, profiles of student veterans programs across the U.S., and a searchable database of tools and resources.

Rod Davis, director, Veterans Support Office, The Texas A&M University System: One of our primary goals for the toolkit is to create a collaborative learning environment in which faculty, staff, and administrators share experiences, challenges, and victories in their journey to serve student veterans. To foster this learning environment, ACE will highlight one of our participating institutions in every newsletter.

“Universities and colleges seeking to start or upgrade their veterans support programs are encouraged to draw upon the experiences of successful programs elsewhere and on the recommendations found in the ACE Toolkit for Veteran Friendly Institutions, the Operation College Promise Field Guide, [see below] and similar models. It is also helpful to increase interaction with other providers through networking at state, regional, or national veterans service and administrator organizations and conferences. And always share. There’s so much to do, and every idea can be valuable whether generated at the smallest campus or the largest.

Student Work-Study Allowance Program

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