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Procedures for Students with Disabilities who Desire Accommodations

1. Documentation

A student with a disability who desires accommodations must submit appropriate documentation of their disability to LIU Post Campus Disability Support Services Office (DSS). In most cases, appropriate documentation should be no older than 3 years, must include a diagnosis of a disability, must include the testing and results that explain the nature of the disability, the way it currently impacts the student academically or otherwise, and suggestions of accommodations that might work for the student.

2. Evaluation of Documentation

Appropriate professional staff in the DSS Office will review and evaluate the disability documentation submitted by the student. Confidential files will be established for documented students with disabilities.

3. Notification

The LIU Post DSS Office will notify LIU Brentwood of special accommodations needed. The DSS Office also will meet with the student and provide the student with the appropriate accommodations forms for the student to present to their professors.

4. Accommodations

Each academic department will provide the academic accommodations needed by the student. These academic accommodations may include but are not limited to extended time for tests, note takers, use of a tape recorder in class, reading exam questions to a student, a scribe to record a student's answers to test questions, and the use of a computer for an essay exam. Other Campus departments will be responsible for making accommodations as necessary.

5. Publicity of the Policy and Procedures

The policy and procedures for students with disabilities will be publicized in the following ways:

  • LIU publications such as the Student Handbook, website and bulletin.