What are the responsibilities of a student who is Deaf and/or Hard-of-Hearing? A student who is Deaf and/or Hard-of-Hearing is responsible for requesting academic accommodations through the Program for Deaf Adults (PDA). PDA will provide academic support services with an audiogram documentation of student’s hearing loss. Can I request accommodation for my child? All requests for academic accommodations must come directly from the student. Can I speak with my child’s counselor with regard to his or her situation? According to Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the student would have to sign a release form to share information about his or her case with his or her parent/s or High School Guidance Counselor. Note: the release cannot be a blanket release for the student’s entire college career. Since the student is now in charge of his or her educational planning, what are some self-advocacy skills he or she should develop? PDA encourages parents and/or High School Guidance Counselors to work with student to develop self-advocacy skills by providing audiogram documentation to the PDA Academic Advisor and request accommodations. A student should learn to work collaboratively with PDA staff and professors to ensure his or her career success. Does a student have to inform LaGuardia that he or she has a hearing loss? A student with hearing loss does not have to disclose his or her hearing disability to LaGuardia Community College. However, a student is required to bring the audiogram documentation to receive accommodation services. Is there a charge for receiving accommodations from the Program for Deaf Adults? There is no charge for receiving services from Program for Deaf Adults.
US Department of Education: "Students with Disabilites Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilites"
For further questions and concerns please call (917) 832-1203 or (718) 482-5324 to schedule a meeting with the Academic Advisor.
Program for Deaf Adults
Mailing Address:31-10 Thomson AvenueRoom C-203Long Island City, NY 11101
Location:29-10 Thomson AvenueLong Island City, NY 11101
(718) 482-5324 Voice (917) 832-1207 VP (718) 609-2069 Fax
Sue Livingston, PhD Professor, Basic Skills (718) 482-5621 Voice/TTY firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Lucas, MA Academic Advisor (917) 832-1203 VP email@example.com
Jane Rizzuto, MBA Coordinator Interpreter Services (718) 482-5309 Voice firstname.lastname@example.org