Welcome to the Application for Student Disability Services!
If you have an immediate campus access need for a visit or Orientation, please contact the SDS office directly. For an Intake Meeting, complete all applicable information on form below so that we best understand your needs.
Residential accommodations may be provided to CCSU resident students who qualify under the Americans with Disability Act Amendment (ADAA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and complete the following application process. Housing request and deposit must be paid and Submission of documentation of a substantial need from a qualified physician/clinician with the following information listed.
Documentation should include
Central Connecticut State University’s (CCSU) Standard Meal Plan Policy requires all students living on campus to purchase a meal plan. There are several meal plan options https://www.ccsu.edu/reslife/mealPlanOptions.html .
CCSU and our Dining Service staff have also developed options for those looking for vegetarian or vegan meals, as well as food items free from food allergens, by providing celiac diet menus and other specialized options. Please see this page for more information https://ccsudining.sodexomyway.com/explore/nutrition.
Exceptions to the Standard Meal Plan Policy for Residential students are permitted only under certain circumstances and will be considered an accommodation. All students who are applying for this accommodation will be registered with the Office of Student Disability. Students who have special circumstances requiring an exemption from the University’s Meal Plan must complete the Meal Plan Exemption Request Form and all other required material, and follow the procedures listed below. These forms must be submitted each year, 30 days prior to the first day of classes.
Documentation that includes a diagnosis from a physician/clinician or is contained in a psycho-educational testing report is required to complete the Intake process and approve accommodations. Documentation requirements are different depending on the nature of the disability and the accommodation requested. Please see Documentation Requirements on the SDS website, and be sure to bring documentation to the Intake meeting, if not sent prior to the meeting. We also have a Disability Verification form to guide physicians/clinicians with needed information. See SDS Forms. Note: 504 Plans or IEPs are considered useful, but are not considered required documentation.
If you are not submitting documentation, you may do so in the following ways:
In Person: Please bring the documentation to Wilard DiLoreto Hall, Suite W201.
Via Accommodate: Log into the system and upload the documents via the document section under Accessibility.
If you do not have documentation or you have any questions regarding documentation, please contact our office.
Please list the accommodation/s and/or auxiliary aids/services you have used in high school, or other college’s classrooms, or in living or working environments.
Are you registered with a Department of Rehabilitation Services or Bureau of Educational and Services for the Blind?
Please list any relevant community agencies or campus resources that you are currently utilizing.
Please list other resources/supports you feel that you may need a referral to on campus, or in the community.
Student’s SDS paper and electronic information is considered confidential pursuant to FERPA, and is kept secured. Information about disabilities and the use of accommodations is only used to arrange accommodations with other staff and faculty on a need to know basis, and is not recorded on any CCSU school record or transcript. In accordance with FERPA, disability related documents will not be released to persons who are not school officials without written consent of the student, unless a FERPA exemption applies. Students have the right to review the contents of their files with a SDS Disability Specialist. Please complete a Request to Review my Records Form.
Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) complies with the letter and spirit of the Federal laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Reasonable accommodations will be determined and approved only after an interactive Intake Meeting or shortly thereafter. Accommodations are based on student self-report and review of appropriate documentation.