Under applicable state and federal laws, an individual with a disability is defined as: a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a history of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment.
A qualified individual with a disability is one who meets the essential functions or requirements of a program with or without reasonable accommodations.
If you believe you are a student with a disability and would like to connect with our office you will need to:
1. Schedule an appointment to meet with one of the professional SAS staff by calling (716) 878-4500. At this meeting they will discuss with you how your disability impacts you academically, as well as learn about accommodations and services you have used in the past. SAS staff will additionally review your documentation of disability.
2. At the inital meeting with SAS staff you will provide documentation of your disability. This documentation may come from several different formats and come from various sources depending on your individual diagnoses. Many students who received disability related accommodations in high school obtain the information directly from their high school psychologist or counselors. Please note that while I.E.P. and 504 plans can be very helpful in establishing the types of accommodations you have been provided in the past, they may not provide in depth information regarding your disability. For more information on Documentation please go here.