REGISTERING FOR SERVICES
Services are provided to all eligible Stony Brook students covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Documentation will be requested to verify a disability and to determine appropriate accommodations. Services can only be initiated when students self-disclose their disabilities and request some type of assistance.
All information and documentation related to a disability is confidential, not part of the academic transcript and is not released without the student's written consent.
Initiating Services - New Admissions
Initiating Services - All Students
All students seeking assistance from the DSS office must self-disclose the presence of a specific disability. In order to receive services, appropriate documentation complete with diagnosis and stated specific limitations must be provided. Because Stony Brook is a post secondary institution an IEP or 504 plan from high school does not provide sufficient documentation to support accommodations. Documentation must provide current information regarding functional limitations caused by the disability. Students with Learning disabilities will need to provide a copy of a comprehensive assessment or psychoeducational evaluation along with a student intake form found with the documentation form. For all other types of disabilities please have your treating physician complete the appropriate documentation form found below.
In cases where documentation is incomplete the student may be asked to seek additional diagnostic documentation. A member of the DSS advising staff will determine appropriate, legal documentation needs. To view our documentation forms, please see our ONLINE FORMS page.
Students with disabilities are protected by privacy and confidentiality policies. Specific information regarding the type of disability will not be given unless requested by the student. All documentation is confidential and kept in the DSS office. The student's academic transcript is unaffected by the disclosure of a disability. The submission of documentation does not activate services or accommodations.
Faculty members will receive notification only if requested by the student each semester.
If additional information is required please contact the office of Disability Support Services at 632-6748, Monday-Friday.