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Office of Disability Services
(212) 636-6282
Lowenstein Room 207
www.fordham.edu/dss

Office hours may vary each semester depending on the needs of the students. ODS Staff can be reached Monday – Friday 9-5pm to address any needs of Lincoln Center students and available staff so please check the ODS website for up to date hours. ODS Staff can be reached Monday-Friday 9-5pm to address any needs of Lincoln Center students by contacting the Rose Hill office at 718-817-0655.
 
The Office of Disability Services (ODS) works closely with students, Faculty and University administrators to ensure appropriate services for students with documented disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title III of the Americans and Disabilities Act of 1990. Students who register with ODS will complete the same coursework as their peers and registering does not become a part of a student’s transcript. The University will make every attempt to provide reasonable accommodations to students who have a documented disability who have recent documentation. Freshmen students who have a disability are eligible to participate in the Transition Year Program (TYP) that begins in early September and continues throughout the student’s entire freshmen year. Please contact ODS by calling the main office at Rose Hill 718-817-0655 (Mon – Fri 9-5pm) to obtain information about documentation guidelines, which vary by disability and the registration process if you would like to receive academic accommodations at Fordham University and to participate in the Transition Year Program. Please note that students are not eligible to receive any academic accommodations until they have formally registered with ODS and completed their intake appointment. Accommodations are not made retroactively, so it is best to contact ODS to begin this process during the summer before entering Fordham. If a student has one of the following types of disabilities it is essential to contact ODS by July 2, 2013 to ensure that accommodations can be put in place before classes begin in September: physical mobility, visual impairment, hearing impairment, and certain health conditions. If you require accommodations to participate in the Orientation activities please also contact ODS by July 2, 2013 to allow ample time for accommodations to be put in place with Orientation staff. Please do not send documentation of a disability to the Admissions office. The Admissions office will not forward any information regarding a student’s 504 Plan or IEP directly to ODS. 
 
Ms. Carolyn Mooney, Director of Disability Services
Lowenstein Room 207
(212) 636-6282

General Inquiries: 
disabilityservices@fordham.edu

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