The Student Accessibility and Disability Resource Center
At Iona College, we are committed to student success. We try to help students identify the resources they need to achieve their academic goals and recognize that different learners may require different supports.
Students with documented learning disabilities have two options available to them. Both programs stress a personalized, interactive approach to provide accommodations. One is the College Assistance Program for Students with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorders (CAP). The College Assistance Program (CAP) of is an optional, fee-based program that offers comprehensive support and services for students with learning disabilities and/or attention deficit disorders. CAP is a comprehensive, skills-based support program that operates in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as amended by the ADA Amendment Acts (ADAAA). In addition to encouraging success by providing instruction tailored to individual strengths and needs, the program emphasizes broadly applicable strategies that cross academic disciplines. Students receive individualized, skills based tutoring from a team of professional learning specialists, all of whom are devoted to the support and guidance of each student. They train students to incorporate appropriate skills-based strategies which cross the disciplines. The goal is for students to gradually practice these skills until they are able to master them independently. With success comes self-confidence and a greater ability to plan and achieve academic, personal, and career goals. Additionally, the CAP counselor assists students with academic coaching, stress management, and career and internship planning. The professional staff encourages CAP students to become actively involved members of the college community by joining student government or by participating in the many other campus clubs and organizations. Students take the standard full-time course requirements for baccalaureate degree programs to ensure the level of quality education expected of all degree candidates. If you have questions, please contact Daneshea Palmer at dpalmer@Iona.edu or (914) 633-2159. See more information.
The other option is the Samuel Rudin Academic Resource Center (SRARC). The SRARC provides all legally mandated accommodations for students with learning and/or physical disabilities. Examples are extended-time testing, note takers, wheelchair accessible classrooms, and assistance with obtaining books and other written materials in electronic format. Entering students are encouraged to provide documentation at least one month prior to attending Iona and to schedule an intake meeting at least two weeks prior to the start of classes. Individual Educational Plans (IEP’s) and 504 Plans are examples of appropriate documentation, but other documentation that supports students to be considered as disabled is acceptable. For more details on documentation and to schedule an intake session, please be in touch with Marlin Thomas at mthomas@Iona.edu or (914) 633-2226. See more information.