Disability Resources & Services
555 W. 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
CUNY is deeply committed to ensuring equal access and opportunity for students with disabilities through innovative support programs, grounded in nationally regarded best practices in postsecondary disability services which support the academic success and personal development of students with disabilities. Towards this end, each CUNY campus features an Office of Disability Services, managed by a director who coordinates the provision of reasonable accommodations and support services for students with disabilities. Students’ needs for reasonable accommodations and support services are verified by these offices. They also provide counseling and referrals, and arrange crucial auxiliary aids and services, including assistive technology services, note takers, readers, sign language interpreter services, distance learning networks, priority registration, and alternative testing arrangements.
Programs & Services
PROJECT REACH Project REACH is a university-wide project funded by the FAR Fund created to enhance CUNY’s capacity to support its growing population of college students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and to educate faculty and staff about students with ASD.
CUNY LEADS is a partnership project established to facilitate the successful academic and career outcomes for students with disabilities who are enrolled in CUNY programs.
CUNY ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES (CATS) is a team of assistive technology specialists that are located at Queensborough Community College. Our goal is to stay on the forefront of assistive technology and provide support for those technologies used by students with disabilities who attend the various CUNY campuses…
Transition Program for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) at CUNY
CUNY is proud to announce the establishment of the NYC TPSID Consortium, a collaboration between the Institute for Innovative Transition at the University of Rochester, AHRC NYC, the NYC Department of Education, and the JFK Jr. Institute for Worker Education. Through our partnership in a federally funded grant, the Consortium will establish a meaningful credential for students with intellectual disabilities, in addition to developing model demonstration programs on five CUNY campuses.
Under the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1993, CUNY campus Offices of Services for Students with Disabilities are Agency-Based Registration Sites, where students are offered the opportunity to become registered voters.