Internal Resources


Accommodation Request form

Download the Employee Disability Accommodation Request Form Download the Employee Disability Accommodation Medical Inquiry Form

Definitions

  • Disability: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), a person is considered to have a disability if (1) he or she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities such as, but not limited to, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, performing manual tasks, walking, caring for oneself, learning, major bodily function; (2) has a record of having such an impairment; or (3) is regarded as having such an impairment.
  • Reasonable Accommodations: A reasonable accommodation is any change or adjustment to a job or work environment that permits a person with a disability to participate in the job application process, to perform the essential functions of a job, or to enjoy benefits and privileges of employment equal to those enjoyed by staff without disabilities. For example, a reasonable accommodation may include, but is not limited to:
    • acquiring or modifying equipment or devices,
    • job restructuring,
    • modified work schedules,
    • removing readily achievable barriers
    It is important to note that employees must perform the essential functions of their jobs and meet all job-related requirements, with or without reasonable accommodations. What is reasonable by way of accommodation typically is a fact-specific inquiry informed by job requirements.


Local Agencies

Community Agencies and Services. If you need assistance, do not hesitate to call UNIVERSITY POLICE – (631) 632-3333.

  • Long Island Advocacy Center (516) 248-2222 Nassau, (631) 234-0467 Suffolk
  • Long Island Head Injury Association (631) 543-2245
  • NYS Commission for the Blind (NYSCB) (516) 564-4311 TTY
  • RESPONSE Crisis Hotline (631) 751-7500
  • NYS Advocate for the Disabled (800) 522-4369 TTY/Spanish
  • League for the Hard of Hearing (917) 305-7700
  • New York Relay Service (800) 421-1220 (Voice), (800) 662-1220 TTY
  • New York Society of the Deaf (516) 877-2620, (516) 877-2622 (TTY)
  • Reader's Aid Program (Contact DSS) (631) 632-6748
  • Learning Ally (800) 221-4792 or https://www.learningally.org/
  • Social Services (Hauppauge) (631) 853-8714
  • Social Security (800) 772-1213
  • Suffolk Independent Living Organization (SILO) (631) 654-8007
  • Suffolk County Office of Handicapped Services (631) 853-8333, (631) 853-5658 (TTY)
  • Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Talking Books Plus (631) 286-1600
  • Suffolk County Transit Information Center (631) 852-5200/286-4546TTY, or www.sct-bus.org
  • Veteran's Administration Medical Center (631) 261-4400
  • Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (ACCESS) (631) 952-6357 www.acces.nysed.gov/vr/
  • New York State Support Services
  • New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB): The Commission for the Blind (NYSCB) as part of the New York State Department of Social Services, provides direct services to individuals who are blind through district offices. The ultimate goal of NYSCB programs is to enable the person with a disability to become an independent, participating member of the community. Contact a district office for an application for services. Hauppauge Satellite office (631) 564-4311 (631) 564-4325 (TTY)
  • Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR): ACCES-VR is an office of the New York State Education Department that serves individuals who have a physical, mental, psychological or learning disability that interferes with the ability to work. If you are interested in applying for ACCESS-VR sponsorship, come to Disability Support Services for information and an application. Hauppauge-VR ACCESS office (631) 952-6357 (631)952-6370 (TTY).