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If I know or suspect I have a disability, how do I receive services?

Schedule an appointment to meet with the Coordinator of Accessibility Resources 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 Accessibility Resources. 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 Accessibility Resources and not simply inform your instructors of your disability. Steps to take:

  1. Self-identify by informing the Coordinator of Accessibility Resources.
  2. Provide appropriate documentation as determined by the Coordinator of Accessibility Resources.
  3. Be proactive, self-advocate. Inform the Coordinator of Accessibility Resources 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 Accessibility Resources. No one sees this information except the Coordinator of Accessibility Resources. In order for anyone else to see this information, you must sign a “Release of Information” form.

Contact Us

Accessibility Resources Office
Isabelle Vecchio, Coordinator of Accessibility Resources

Location: KAB 431

Phone: 716-829-7728
Fax: 716-829-7884

Email: vecchioi@dyc.edu