Disability Support Services

Working with the LIU Post Campus Disability Support Services Office (DDS), which has been established to support the educational development of students with disabilities, LIU Brentwood assists students in securing the necessary accommodations (based on appropriate documentation) from academic departments and other offices.

Please review the links on the left-hand side of this page for policies and procedures for students with disabilities who desire accommodations for study at LIU Brentwood.

Policy for Students with Disabilities

New York State guidelines indicate that recent federal and state laws require colleges and universities to provide qualified individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in all programs and services, curricular and extracurricular, which are available to non-disabled individuals, including test programs and examinations. In order to permit individuals with disabilities the opportunity to benefit from such participation, reasonable accommodations, including appropriate adjustments and modifications of examinations and activities, must be implemented. Under the law, reasonable accommodations are offered at LIU Brentwood for individuals with disabilities.

Students with disabilities will receive basic academic accommodations by their individual professors and their academic departments. Accommodations will be made by other Campus departments as required for non-academic matters. Students with disabilities, who desire accommodations, must submit appropriate documentation of their disabilities to the LIU Post Disability Support Services Office (DSS). Appropriate professional staff at the LIU Post DSS Office will review and evaluate this documentation, establish confidential files, and provide the student with appropriate accommodations forms that the student will present to the teaching faculty. Prior to the beginning of each semester students with disabilities must contact the LIU Post DSS Office to obtain the appropriate accommodations forms to present to the professors. Other Campus departments will be notified, as necessary, of the needs for additional accommodations noted in the student's documentation.

Procedures for Students with Disabilities who Desire Accommodations

  1. Documentation

    A student with a disability who desires accommodations must submit appropriate documentation of their disability to LIU Post Campus Disability Support Services Office (DSS). In most cases, appropriate documentation should be no older than 3 years, must include a diagnosis of a disability, must include the testing and results that explain the nature of the disability, the way it currently impacts the student academically or otherwise, and suggestions of accommodations that might work for the student.

  2. Evaluation of Documentation

    Appropriate professional staff in the DSS Office will review and evaluate the disability documentation submitted by the student. Confidential files will be established for documented students with disabilities.

  3. Notification

    The LIU Post DSS Office will notify LIU Brentwood of special accommodations needed. The DSS Office also will meet with the student and provide the student with the appropriate accommodations forms for the student to present to their professors.

  4. Accommodations

    Each academic department will provide the academic accommodations needed by the student. These academic accommodations may include but are not limited to extended time for tests, note takers, use of a tape recorder in class, reading exam questions to a student, a scribe to record a student's answers to test questions, and the use of a computer for an essay exam. Other Campus departments will be responsible for making accommodations as necessary.

  5. Publicity of the Policy and Procedures

The policy and procedures for students with disabilities will be publicized in the following ways:

-LIU publications such as the Student Handbook, website and bulletin.

Contact Us

Ms. Marie Fatscher
Associate Director, Learning Support Center

Post Hall Lower Level, East Wing
LIU Post
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, N.Y. 11548-1300
Phone: 516-299-3057
Fax: 516-299-2126


LIU Brentwood


Enrollment Services


Phone: 631-287-8500