18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214
1880 S. Winton Rd.
Rochester, NY 14618
Medaille College is dedicated to ensuring equal access and does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities in its policies, procedures, programs, or employment processes. Medaille College, in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 2008, recognizes the need to provide an environment that does not discriminate against persons with disabilities. The Office of Disability Services (ODS) was created to specifically answer the needs of our students with disabilities.
If you have specific concerns or need more in-depth information about the services we offer, please contact our office directly.
What is the definition of a disability?
A disability is defined as: a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, or working. In addition, students with chronic illness (e.g., AIDS, diabetes, seizure disorder, lupus, and psychiatric disabilities) may be eligible for services. Individuals with temporary disabilities may also be eligible to receive services through our office.
Who is eligible for services?
Any currently enrolled Medaille student with a documented disability and who is registered with the Office of Disability Services is eligible to be reviewed for services. However, the student is responsible for initiating contact and submitting appropriate documentation to the ODS to determine if he/she is eligible for services at Medaille College.
Medaille College is committed to making reasonable accommodations, as determined on a case-by-case basis, for any individual with a documented disability. All students, even those currently in the admissions process, should contact our office immediately if you feel you are eligible for services.
Whom do I contact?
The only way to know for certain if you are eligible for services or accommodations is to contact our office directly:
Coordinator of Disability Services
Student Support Center
What type of documentation is needed?
Current documentation from an authorized expert in their field, such as a medical doctor, audiologist, psychologist, etc., that verifies your disability.The intake and documentation forms are required to accompany any documents. The following guidelines are provided in the interest of ensuring that documentation is appropriate to verify eligibility of a disability AND supports requests for reasonable accommodations, adjustments, and auxiliary aids and services on the basis of that disability.
If your disability is temporary, the verification must also state the earliest date at which services will no longer be needed.
It is the student's responsibility to obtain appropriate documentation and submit it for consideration. The student will bear the cost, if any, of obtaining such documentation. Pending receipt of documentation, the College reserves the right to deny services or accommodations until such documents are received and reviewed.
When and where should documentation be sent?
Documentation should be sent directly to the ADA Compliance Coordinator in the Office of Disability Services. Documentation should be submitted as soon as possible. It will then be reviewed and a decision will be made in a timely manner as to the nature of the disability and what, if any, accommodations will be made. Information forwarded to our office will be kept confidential, within the Disability Services Team. The information will not be given to Admissions, Faculty, or other areas not directly related to the Office of Disability Services without the student's written consent. It can be faxed to:
Our office is located in the first floor of the Academic Support Center, H107. We can be reached by phone at (716) 566-3088.
Once a student is registered with ODS their responsibilities are:
For more information please review the Office of Disability Services manual.
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