Disability FAQs

If I know or suspect I have a disability, how do I receive services?
Schedule an appointment to meet with the Coordinator of Disability Services who will guide you through the process.
If I suspect I have a disability, what do I do?
Schedule an appointment to meet with the Coordinator of Disability Services. She'll provide you with referrals for appropriate evaluation. The evaluator to whom you are referred will determine if you have a disability.
What types of services are available for students with disabilities?
D'Youville provides accommodations to students on a case-by-case basis based on the recommendations provided in your documentation.
Regarding my disability, what will I need to do differently in college?
In high school, it was your parents and your school officials’ responsibility to determine your needs and to make sure you received the proper services and accommodations. In college, it becomes YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to seek out services since no one will approach you about your disability. It is up to you to contact the Coordinator of Disability Services and not simply inform your instructors of your disability. Steps to take:
1. Self-identify by informing the Coordinator of Disability Services.
2. Provide appropriate documentation as determined by the Coordinator of Disability Services.
3. Be proactive, self-advocate. Inform the Coordinator of Disability Services and your instructors if there is a problem with your accommodations.
How confidential is the information regarding my disability?
Information regarding your disability is kept in a locked file in the Office of Coordinator of Disability Services. No one sees this information except the Coordinator of Disability Services. In order for anyone else to see this information, you must sign a “Release of Information” form.
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