Student Action Plan: A Step-By-Step Guide

Choose whether or not you will disclose your disability to the appropriate individual on campus.

At Empire State College, this means submitting the Disability Declaration and Request for Accommodations form to the Office of Accessibility Resources and Services.

Open the lines of communication by knowing who to speak with and how to contact them:

Develop timelines for:

  • submitting documentation, the earlier the better
  • following up with key contacts at Empire State College
  • understanding your accommodations
  • making use of your accommodations
  • ongoing communication.

You are encouraged to contact your mentor with questions about your studies, or your center’s disability representative or the Office of Accessibility Resources and Services with questions concerning accommodations; however, please try to build a reasonable amount of time into your expectations for how frequently and how quickly mentors, disability representatives and other staff can review your request and respond.

Some accommodations (i.e., ADA Part-Time TAP and alternative textbooks) require documentation and may take longer to process and implement. Students are encouraged to start the accommodation request process early.

Return to Student Handbook or continue to What if I Suspect I Have a Disability? What to Do and Who to Contact.

Contact us

If you have any questions related to disability services, you can find additional information on the community resources and frequently asked questions pages, contact your local disability representative or:

Andrea Piazza-Victor, Disability Specialist
Office of Accessibility Resources and Services
Phone: 800-847-3000, ext. 2244
Fax: 518-584-3098
NYS Relay Service 800-421-1220
Disability.Services@esc.edu

Melissa Zgliczynski, Director
Office of Accessibility Resources and Services
Phone: 800-847-3000, ext. 2244
Fax: 518-584-3098
NYS Relay Service 800-421-1220
Disability.Services@esc.edu

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