Policy and procedural guidelines for individuals covered by the mandates set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504. All members of the college community are required by federal law to be aware of and adhere to the basic policies and procedures pertaining to the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Questions and comments should be directed to the Specialized Resources Center (SRC).
  • Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability
    Manhattan College adheres to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504. No qualified individual with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of this institution's classes or facilities. The College has made reasonable modifications in policies, practices, procedures and/or facilities when such modifications were necessary, to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals. The office of the SRC, has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in Subtitle A of the Americans with Disabilities Act of of 1990.
  • Confidentiality
    The SRC discloses education records without a student's prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by Manhattan College in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including public safety personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the College has contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using college employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his professional responsibilities for Manhattan College.
  • Diagnostic Testing
    At this time, diagnostic testing is not administered at the Specialized Resource Center.
  • Criteria for LD, ADHD and Psychiatric Documentation

    Documentation will assist the SRC in understanding how the disability impacts the student in an academic setting and the current impact of the disability as it relates to the accommodations requested. Reviewing documentation is a collaborative process and is handled on a case-to-case basis.  Please contact us at src@manhattan.edu for further information regarding what is required.

  • Procedural Guidelines for Alternative Testing and Classroom Adjustments

    Prior to receiving any academic adjustment or auxiliary aid, the student must register with the SRC and provide appropriate documentation to support his or her disability.

    Once a student is registered with the SRC, it is there responsibility to:

    • Monitor the delivery of academic adjustments, and contact the SRC if services are not up to par.
    • Contact the SRC if they do not understand the Americans with Disabilities Grievance Procedure.
  • Testing Accommodations
    We can provide Testing Accommodations for students registered with the SRC. All requests to take exams with accommodations must be made 48-hours in advance. 

    Registered SRC Students can make exam requests through AIM by clicking on the button below and using their JasperNet information to log in. Once a request is approved, an automated email will be sent to both the student and his or her professor.

    AIM Login

  • Printed Materials in Alternative Formats

    It is the responsibility of the student to contact the bookstore after registering for classes each term in order to determine which texts are required.

    Students in need of alternative texts are encouraged to set up an account with Bookshare.  Accounts will require verification through the SRC of the student's eligibilty.  Once an approved account is made, required text can be searched on the website and accessed free of cost.  A student requesting any alternative text that isn't available on Bookshare must submit the request through AIM. 

    New York State law requires publishers to provide electronic files of textbooks and related materials to universities, when possible, only after proof of student's purchase of printed materials is provided to the SRC.  If the books you require are not available through the publisher, alternative sources will be utilized.  If materials are not available in time for the start of the semester, contact the SRC and we will provide you with a reader until the books arrive, providing you followed procedure in a timely manner.

    It is your responsibility to contact the SRC if you experience any problems with this procedure.