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Welcome to ADA Transition Services
Office of ADA Transition Services
Schenectady County Community College
78 Washington Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12305
Office of Student Affairs, Room 222, Elston Hall
Telephone: (518) 381-1365/1345
Fax: (518) 381-1477/1456
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Suzann Burke, Executive Secretary
Susanna Fenlon, Coordinator for ADA Transition Services
The Office of ADA Transition Services offers programs and presentations to heighten the awareness of disability issues. Our Office uses a collaborative model to develop accommodations and learning strategies for students with permanent and temporary disabilities. We coordinate resources and create partnerships to foster an inclusive environment that is accessible and welcoming for all.
How to Obtain Academic Accommodations
Students who would like to request academic accommodations should contact ADA Transition Services located in Elston Hall, Room 222, (518) 381-1365.
It should be noted that accommodations that were provided at previous schools are not automatically transferred to SCCC since guidelines vary from institution to institution.
When to Register with ADA Transition Services
Students are encouraged to register for accommodations with the Office of ADA Transition Services upon admission to SCCC. However, sometimes disability-related barriers are not discovered until after coursework has begun. Students should not hesitate to discuss accommodations at any point in time if they begin to realize that accommodations may make their classes more educationally accessible to them.
Developing Accommodations and Disability Documentation
Each student is impacted differently by his or her disability. Consequently, accommodations are generated by discussion, a review of disability documentation, and a joint venture in creative problem solving.
Documentation that students submit to the Office of ADA Transition Services may vary depending upon a person’s disability. This documentation helps to guide the discussion about accommodations and strategies that can be developed in light of the disability-related barriers that students may face in the educational environment. It is helpful for new high school graduates to provide their IEPs and school psychologists’ reports. Other helpful documentation includes medical records relevant to the accommodations requested, a neuropsychological report, a letter from a therapist, a letter from a diagnosing physician, etc. It may also be valuable for students to ask their diagnostic service provider to complete and submit SCCC’s Disability Certification Packet.
Voter Registration Assistance
The Office of ADA Transition Services is recognized as an official voter registration site. The student who would like to register to vote can obtain assistance through this Office or can go directly to the following website to obtain information and appropriate voter registration forms: http://www.elections.ny.gov. Additionally, information on registering to vote in the 2013 elections may be found here:
2013 Voter Information (PDF).
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