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Student Disability Services at Lehman College

About Student Disability Services

Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Student Disability Services (SDS) is to offer students with disabilities equal access to all Lehman programs and activities in a climate that is welcoming and conducive to individual growth. Our philosophy promotes independence, self-awareness, self-determination, and self-advocacy, by way of the following objectives:

To provide appropriate, reasonable accommodations and support services to students with disabilities.

To provide resources, advocacy, collaborative services, and outreach throughout the Lehman College community.

To promote an open and hospitable environment campus-wide for students with disabilities.

To educate staff, faculty, and students on disability issues.

To provide sensitivity workshops to increase success and achievement among students with disabilities.

In support of this mission, the SDS also provides referrals to both on-campus offices and outside agencies. On-campus offices include, but are not limited to, Academic Standards and Evaluation, the Career Services Center, the Counseling Center, and the Student Health Center.

Outside agencies include, but are not limited to, the New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB), the CUNY Learning Disability (LD) Project at City College, Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR, formerly known as VESID) the International Center for the Disabled (ICD), and the New York State Readers Aid Program (NYSRAP).