A diagnosis alone (e.g., HIV, Multiple Sclerosis, etc.) does not identify a disability. IEP’s and 504 plans alone are not acceptable forms of documentation. Prior to a student graduating from high school, it is recommended that a comprehensive psychological, educational, and social evaluation be conducted to assist a student with a smooth transition into college.
We require evaluations and/or documentation within the most recent three years prior to a student attending the college. We have the ability to work with each student for a provisional one semester while a diagnosis is in process.
We can provide referral sites so that a student can obtain testing to assist us. These evaluations beyond the high school level are at the family’s expense. (Office of Civil Rights Booklet) Students should also check with their home state’s vocational rehabilitation agency, and with V.E.S.I.D. for New York residents. These agencies may be able to provide you with an evaluation.
All documentation must be on official letterhead. Prescription pads are not accepted. The disability must be identified.
If you have questions about these documentation guidelines, please contact the Office of Disability Services (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please mail, fax, email or hand deliver documents to:
Mail: Office of Disability Support Services
Fashion Institute of Technology
227 W. 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 217-4090
Fax: (212) 217-4091
Hand Deliver: Room A570 (Due to construction on campus the FIT-ABLE Office is most easily accessible using the Business & Liberal Arts Center elevators or stairs. DO NOT take the Dubinsky Center elevator or stairs).
Students with ADD and ADHD
Students with Asperger’s Syndrome, P.D.D., Autism Spectrum Disorders
Students with Learning Disabilities
Students with Mobility, Chronic Illnesses, or Other Disabilities
Students with Psychological and Psychiatric Disabilities
On-campus Housing Consideration Based on Disability