The College recognizes its responsibility to ensure that facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible.
Students with physical disabilities may arrange for accommodations related to classrooms, testing, and programs when appropriate. Students who require these accommodations should contact the director of the Disability Resource Center.
Appropriate accommodations may include arrangements that require ample advance planning, so early notice is essential.
Assistance with physical access to classrooms, offices, and buildings is also available from Public Safety when necessary. To arrange for handicap parking, students should contact Public Safety (cabrini.edu/PublicSafety).
Students with temporary disabilities should contact Health Services (cabrini.edu/HealthServices) for assistance.
Documentation Requirements All documentation must be submitted to the coordinator. It should be on letterhead stationery and include the signature, title and credentials of the professional conducting the evaluation.
Documentation of a Physical Disability A student with a physical disability may be required to provide documentation to support a request for an accommodation or to help determine appropriate accommodations.
The documentation must be a written report from an appropriate professional (e.g., medical doctor, physical and occupational therapists, audiologist). It must identify the disabling condition, provide current information about the functional limitations caused by the disability in a college environment, and recommend appropriate accommodations.
Special Housing Requests The opportunity to participate in a learning/living environment is an important part of the Cabrini experience. Requests for accommodations in housing are carefully evaluated on a case-by-case basis to ensure equal access to campus residences for students with disabilities.
Current relevant documentation from an appropriate professional may be required confirming a disability, identifying the specific impact of the disability in a residential setting, and recommending appropriate accommodations.
This documentation should be submitted to the directory of the Disability Resource Center, who will forward the request to the office of Residence Life.
When reviewing requests for special room assignments due to disability, the following concerns will be given the greatest priority:
The College does not provide personal care services for students with disabilities, but does recognize the need for some students to arrange for personal attendant care while on campus.
Accommodations should be requested well in advance of the semester for which housing is needed. New students with disabilities who require accommodations for housing must indicate their needs on the Residence Hall application.
Returning students should submit their requests in writing to Residence Life and the director of the Disability Resource Center each year.