The Center for Student Accommodations at Manhattanville College works to provide reasonable accommodations and support services to students with disabilities in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Amendments Act (ADAAA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. In order to receive a documentation review and put accommodations in place, students are required to self-disclose to the Center for Student Accommodations.
Students diagnosed with a disability that request services or reasonable accommodations must provide appropriate and current documentation. These services and accommodations will be determined on an individual basis, based upon documentation review and an in person intake interview with the Director or Assistant Director of the Center for Student Accommodations. During this intake, the student will have the opportunity to share his/her academic history and to request specific accommodations. Students may be asked to obtain updated documentation if no recent documentation exists. Disabilities change over time and documentation should support current needs.
Accommodations are determined on an individual, case by case basis through an interactive intake interview process and review of provided documentation.
*Intake interviews can be scheduled via phone. Please note that intakes will not be scheduled and documentation will not be accepted or reviewed until the student is enrolled at Manhattanville College.*
Below is a link to a chart that offers useful information regarding the transition from High School to College and the increased level of independence expected of the student:
A qualified professional should conduct the evaluation and provide name, title and professional credentials.
The evaluations should include a diagnostic statement and be signed and dated.
Documentation should include a description of the diagnostic criteria, evaluation methods, procedures, tests and dates of administration, as well as a clinical narrative, observation, and specific results.
Information on how the disability or disabilities currently limits one or more major life activities.
Recommendations of the professional provider will be considered as part of the comprehensive intake process; however, these recommendations do not guarantee the granting of requested accommodations.
Both of our fee-based programs are designed to support students who are independent, college-ready, self-motivating individuals.
Valiant Learning Support Program
The Valiant Learning Support Program (VLSP) is a fee-based program designed to assist college-ready students to navigate the academic challenges of the college curriculum. This program offers students customized learning strategy sessions with highly trained, professional Learning Specialists.
Learning Specialists provide each student enrolled in the program with 3 hours of 1:1 academic support on a weekly basis which may include working with the students on writing skills, reading comprehension skills, executive functioning skills such as time management and prioritization, and study skills.
Learning Specialists use the student's own coursework to support students in their efforts to take ownership of their own learning and partner with students to promote self-advocacy and self-determination.
Please note that this program is not content driven.
The Pathways and Connections Program is an innovative and comprehensive fee-based program designed to assist college-ready students on the Autism Spectrum. The program focuses on executive functioning skills in the social realm and supports students with transitional skills and integration into the campus community.
The PAC Program components include the following:
Individual, Customized Meetings with PAC Coordinator
Weekly Group Sessions
Social Events- On and Off-Campus
Students may apply to VLSP and/or PAC after they have been accepted by the College and have made a deposit.
**Please note that there is a separate application process to be considered for these programs. Please see links below. The student must be enrolled at Manhattanville College and deposited before being eligible to apply.
Lavelle-Brother Kearney Scholarship Program
The Lavelle – Brother Kearney Scholarship aims to help make quality undergraduate and graduate education affordable for financially needy U.S. residents who are legally blind.
Eligible candidates must:
be legally blind or severely visually impaired (as determined by a functional vision assessment).
be a legal resident of the United States.
demonstrate financial need as defined by the student’s FAFSA data.
be enrolled full-time toward a degree or valid professional certificate at one of 12 participating colleges and universities.
be in academic good standing, not on probation or suspended.
For further information, contact Kate Morris, Lavelle-Brother Kearney Scholarship Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.