Guidelines for Documentation

The Disability Services Center (DSC) offers its services to all students in face-to-face, hybrid, online courses and distance education programs. To ensure the provision of "reasonable and appropriate services," students must provide current and comprehensive documentation of their disability with a diagnosis, functional limitations, impact on learning and daily academic functioning.

Generally, documentation must be no more than three years old. The records kept in the DSC are strictly confidential and are not part of a student's academic record.

All students that are seeking "reasonable accommodations" from DSC must self-disclose the presence of a specific disability. In order to receive services, appropriate documentation, complete with diagnosis and/or specific limitations must be provided.  No accommodations can be provided until documentation is received. Students should contact Malka Edelman, Director at malka.edelman@farmingdale.edu to set up an appointment and bring their complete documentation package as soon as possible after admission, well before orientation and classes begin.

Documentation may be sent to:

Farmingdale State College
Disability Services Center
Attn.: Malka Edelman, Director
2350 Broadhollow Road
Roosevelt Hall, Room 150/151
Farmingdale, NY 11735

Phone 934-420-5174
Fax: 934-420-5173

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