Connecting with SASS
As a Rider student with a documented disability you may be wondering how to access accommodations and support services.
- Complete the Confidential Self-Disclosure Form which allows you to upload your documentation within the form. Be sure to refer to the Documentation Guidelines in order to know what documentation you need to provide.
- Provide documentation of your disability either through the Confidential Self-Disclosure Form, or by emailing it to [email protected].
- Check your Rider email for an invitation to schedule an intake appointment during which your accommodations for the semester will be determined.
- Email our office after your schedule has been finalized in order to receive your accommodation letters for the semester. SASS will email your accommodation letters to you and your professors.
Please note: Having a diagnosis does not necessarily mean you are eligible for academic accommodations. Accommodations are provided to students whose disability significantly limits their academic functioning. An IEP in and of itself is rarely sufficient documentation to secure accommodations, which are determined by review of documentation, intake interview with the student, and staff professional judgement.
In addition to accommodations, SASS offers coaching and consultation to students with documented disabilities. We invite you to contact us at: [email protected] to discuss our services.
See the Academic Disability Policy for more information.
- Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder (PDF)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (PDF)
- Blind/Low Vision (PDF)
- Chronic Medical/Health/Orthopedic Disability (PDF)
- Deaf/Hard of Hearing (PDF)
- Learning Disability (PDF)
- Neurological/Traumatic Brain Injury (PDF)
- Psychological/Psychiatric Disability (PDF)
Documentation of Disability Forms
Note: You will need Adobe Reader to access fillable forms. Download Adobe Reader here.
Click, download to your computer and fill out the form using Adobe Reader. Then click the "Send to SASS" button, or email to [email protected], to submit your form.
- Attention Deficit Disorder Disability Documentation Form (PDF)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder Disability Documentation Form (PDF)
- Chronic Medical/Health Disability Documentation Form (PDF)
- Neurological/Traumatic Brain Injury Disability Documentation Form (PDF)
- Psychological/Psychiatric Disability Documentation Form (PDF)
Implementing your Accommodations
Accommodations need to be requested each semester for each course. They do not carry over to the next semester.
- Accommodation Letter Request Form: Upperclass students may use this form to request accommodations.
- Books in Alternate Format Request Form: Use this form to request books in an alternate format.
- Audio recording of lectures: If you qualify for this accommodation consider using these technologies:
- If you need to have your materials read to you, consider using these technologies:
Requesting Housing/Dining Accommodations
- Housing/Dining Accommodation Request for Students with Disabilities or Severe Medical Problems (PDF)
- Policy for Obtaining Reasonable Modifications of Housing/Dining Policies, Practices, and Procedures (PDF)
Designated handicapped/disabled parking spaces are available in the parking lots to anyone who has either a permanent or temporary state-issued handicapped placard displayed. Vehicles must also be registered with Public Safety. If students with an appropriate placard require parking within a gated lot, please contact Student Accessibility and Support Services at [email protected].