Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services (DSS) coordinates advocacy and support services for students with disabilities. These services assist in integrating students' needs with the resources available at the University to eliminate physical or programmatic barriers and to ensure an accessible academic environment. All information and documentation of student disabilities is confidential.

Students are responsible for identifying and documenting their disabilities through the DSS office. Students receive assistance with special modified housing and on-campus transportation. DSS can assist with University procedures and requirements, arrange for special test accommodations and for the recruitment of readers, interpreters, and note-takers.

The professional counseling staff at DSS includes a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, a Learning Disabilities Specialist, and a Clinical Social Worker. These counselors are available for confidential consultation, crisis intervention, and brief supportive counseling as well as referrals for medical and learning disability evaluations. All DSS counselors are available to provide in-service training to the University community.

Students who anticipate requiring assistance should contact Disability Support Services as early as possible to allow for implementing recommended services. The office is located in Room 128 of the Educational Communications Center.

Phone: (631) 632-6748, (631) 632-6548 VOICE/TT
Web site: http://studentaffairs.stonybrook.edu/dss/