University at Albany Disability Resource Center

University at Albany Disability Resource Center The Disability Resource Center (DRC) The Disability Resource Center (DRC) supports and empowers students by cultivating an accessible and inclusive living and learning environment for the University’s programs, services and activities.

This student-centered approach is facilitated by determining reasonable accommodations, assisting with the development of college survival skills, fostering self-advocacy and educating the University community.

Operating as usual

09/20/2021

Drop in hours will be canceled on 9/24 at 1pm. Feel free to join us in the Dean of Students lounge from 1-3pm to bid farewell to Carolyn prior to her retirement on 9/28.

09/15/2021

Drop in hours will be canceled on Friday, 9/17 at 1pm.

09/03/2021

Drop in hours are canceled today, Friday 9/3 at 1pm.

09/03/2021

The DRC will be closed on Monday, September 6th in observance of Labor Day. We wish everyone a safe and happy long weekend!

08/26/2021

Virtual drop in hours will be from 2:30-3:30pm today, Thursday, 8/26.

08/11/2021

Due to scheduling conflicts with pre-opening activities, DRC virtual drop-in hours will be canceled on Monday, 8/16 and Thursday, 8/19.

07/28/2021

Unfortunately, virtual drop-in hours for 3pm today are canceled, today, 7/28.

07/14/2021

Virtual drop-in hours will be canceled today, 7/14.

07/08/2021
07/01/2021

Virtual drop in hours will be canceled on Thursday, 7/1.

Virtual drop in hours will be canceled on the following dates:5/11/21and5/19/21.We apologize for any inconvenience. Plea...
05/10/2021
Disability Resource Center - University at Albany - SUNY -

Virtual drop in hours will be canceled on the following dates:
5/11/21
and
5/19/21.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check our website: https://www.albany.edu/disability/ for other dates and times.

Welcome to the Disability Resource Center. Whether your disability is visible or invisible, this is the office that can assist you. Please click on the links to the left that best describe you or what you need.

April is #StressAwarenessMonth. Here is an article with a list of free mindfulness and meditation apps for your phone to...
04/07/2021
Five Free Mindfulness Apps Worthy of Your Attention

April is #StressAwarenessMonth. Here is an article with a list of free mindfulness and meditation apps for your phone to help #ReduceStress. https://mindful.org/free-mindfulness-apps-worthy-of-your-attention/

What are your favorite meditation apps?

Stay tuned for more #StressReduction suggestions this month!

We scoured the app stores to find the most popular, educational, and easy-to-use mindfulness apps that are available for free.

12/21/2020

The DRC will be closed beginning on Thursday, December 24th and will reopen on Monday, January 4th. Please be safe and well this holiday season.

The virtual Disability Resource Center is open for business.  While staff in the Disability Resource Center are not phys...
03/17/2020
COVID-19 (coronavirus) | University at Albany

The virtual Disability Resource Center is open for business.
While staff in the Disability Resource Center are not physically present in the office, you may contact us at [email protected]. We will answer inquiries and make arrangements to serve your needs.

We are taking every reasonable step to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and families. We thank you for your patience while we continue to serve you in alternate ways.

Please continue to monitor our COVID-19 information web page (https://www.albany.edu/risk-management/coronavirus-covid-19-information), which contains all communications sent to our University community, as well as regular updates.

The University at Albany’s COVID-19 task force continues to address academic, student affairs and facilities concerns. Students, faculty and staff should monitor their email inboxes frequently for updates and new information. This resource page will be updated as new and relevant information emerg...

03/12/2020

Unfortunately, the Recipe for Success Conference scheduled for March 17th has been canceled.

03/06/2020
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12/19/2019

The DRC will be closed from Dec. 20th - Jan. 5th and will reopen on Jan. 6th. Email and phones will not be monitored during that time.

Have a safe and enjoyable break!

Therapy Dogs Fall 2019
10/24/2019

Therapy Dogs Fall 2019

Join the DRC and DAPi for #DisabilityAwarenessWeek with movie nights. Come watch Finding Nemo on Wed 10/23 and Finding D...
10/22/2019

Join the DRC and DAPi for #DisabilityAwarenessWeek with movie nights. Come watch Finding Nemo on Wed 10/23 and Finding Dory on Thu 10/24, both at 7pm in the Campus Center, room 138 (the lounge in the Dean of Students suite). Thanks to the Dean of Students Office and UAS! (Photo descriptions: Two movie posters. Finding Nemo, with a giant, grinning shark behind two fish clinging to each other, looking terrified. One is an orange and white clownfish, the other is a blue and yellow tang. Finding Dory, with a blue and yellow tang, with wide eyes, surrounded by many different types of sea life, including fish, sea turtles, stingrays, a beluga whale and an orange octopus in the corner.)

Don't forget to "take a paws" from studying with the Therapy Dogs tmw at 1pm in Campus Center room 138 (formerly the Tra...
10/07/2019

Don't forget to "take a paws" from studying with the Therapy Dogs tmw at 1pm in Campus Center room 138 (formerly the Transfer/Commuter Lounge)! Come and get some #puppylove! Thanks to Schenectady Chapter of Therapy Dogs International, Student Affairs, UAS, and Pepsi!

Therapy Dogs from Schenectady Chapter of Therapy Dogs International will be here next week!  Come on Tuesday, Oct 8th fr...
10/02/2019

Therapy Dogs from Schenectady Chapter of Therapy Dogs International will be here next week! Come on Tuesday, Oct 8th from 1-2:30 to the lounge next to the Dean of Students office 137 (formerly the Transfer Commuter Lounge) to #TakeAPaws from studying and get some #PuppyLove!

Meet the staff:Finishing off our week, Social Work Intern, Brooke Knight!Brooke has been with the DRC for about three mo...
08/30/2019

Meet the staff:
Finishing off our week, Social Work Intern, Brooke Knight!

Brooke has been with the DRC for about three months as the Social Work Intern. She began her Masters in Social Work in June, as part of the Advanced Standing Program, with a Macro concentration, and will finish in just one year, graduating in May 2020. Prior to coming to UAlbany, Brooke attended Plattsburgh State, where she played on the Women's Soccer team for 4 years as a centerback. You know Brooke was rooting on the US Women's Soccer team to victory in the World Cup this summer!

Meet the staff:Today, Office Assistant, Jasmine Garcia!Jasmine wrote the following:"This is my 3rd year working as the S...
08/29/2019

Meet the staff:

Today, Office Assistant, Jasmine Garcia!

Jasmine wrote the following:
"This is my 3rd year working as the Secretary for the DRC. Most students will come see me if they have any of the following needs:

• Scheduling appointments
• Accommodation letters
• Help scheduling exams
• Documentation
• General DRC questions

One thing students probably don’t know is that I am an employee of NYS. I have been a civil servant since the age of 17. Through hard work and dedication, I have moved up the ladder in my career. I love my job and serving all the students. This is truly the best job I’ve ever had!"

Now that the DRC is part of the Dean of Students, be sure to stop in and see Jasmine in CC 137, before popping into CC130!

Meet the Staff:Today, Carrie Snyder, Assistant Director, Student Accommodations and Supportive Services.Carrie is a UAlb...
08/28/2019

Meet the Staff:

Today, Carrie Snyder, Assistant Director, Student Accommodations and Supportive Services.

Carrie is a UAlbany Alum, earning her bachelor degree in Social Welfare in 2009, and participating in the Internships in Aging Program (IAP) as an Advanced Standing student to earn her Master in Social Work degree in 2010. Carrie worked as a Program Coordinator at the Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley, advocating for people with disabilities to transition out of nursing homes and back into the community. After a brief stint as a medical social worker, Carrie returned to UAlbany in June of 2014 to work as an Assistant Director at the Disability Resource Center. This was a homecoming, not just because she was returning to her alma mater, but because she has invisible disabilities herself, and was registered with the office as a student.
Prior to returning to school to earn her social work degrees, Carrie’s first career was working as an American Sign Language Interpreter, first in the public schools, and then as a freelance interpreter in the community. She has taught ASL at the college level for 14 years, and currently teaches ASL 1 at UAlbany. While interpreting is no longer her primary job, she maintains her national interpreting certification and is pursuing certification as an ASL instructor.

Fun facts:
-Loves Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Eeyore and Dr. Seuss (come see her office!)
-Volunteers for animal rescue and has 3 dogs and 2 cats
-Enjoys watching baseball and football
-Has a Pennsylvania Dutch heritage and enjoys Pennsylvania Dutch food
-Collects items related to dolphins or trees of life, and inspirational quotes, and her favorite color is teal
-Is working on a Doctorate of Social Work through Millersville/Kutztown Universities joint program in Pennsylvania

Meet the staff:Today we meet Jonathan White, Assistant Director, Alternative Testing and Assistive Technology:Jonathan (...
08/27/2019

Meet the staff:

Today we meet Jonathan White, Assistant Director, Alternative Testing and Assistive Technology:

Jonathan (or Jon as he’s often called) came to UAlbany in 2006 as a Freshman. With the DRC’s assistance, he graduated with honors in 2009. He remained here for his MA, and was the DRC’s Graduate Assistant from 2010-2013 and again from 2014-2015. He started his PhD in Anthropology at UAlbany’s sister SUNY at Buffalo in 2015, and spends his spare time working on his doctoral dissertation, “Access for the Living, Prosthetics for the Dead: the Archaeology of Disability and Accommodation in the Ancient Mediterranean”. In addition to his work for the DRC, Jonathan has worked as an educator at the Albany Institute of History and Art and the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), and as a curatorial assistant at the AMNH, the Brooklyn Museum, and UB’s Marian E. White Museum of Anthropology.

Jonathan is very happy to be back at the DRC, and brings to the team his considerable experience and extremely dry wit. He would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that spaces in the testing rooms can only be booked AFTER requesting accommodation letters, and that everyone should sign up for tests, including finals, as soon as they can.

Fun facts:
*Despises celery and tomatoes
*Loves Stargate, Star Trek, and Star Wars
*When angered, can be placated with cookies or halloumi
*Favorite places are Cornwall, UK, and the Troodos Mountains, Cyprus

Meet the Staff:Each day this week we will introduce you to one member of the DRC staff.  First up, our Director, Carolyn...
08/26/2019

Meet the Staff:
Each day this week we will introduce you to one member of the DRC staff. First up, our Director, Carolyn Malloch.

Carolyn came to UAlbany in 2001, and was hired specifically to work with students who have learning disabilities and/or ADD. She then became Assistant Director of the DRC a few years later. She became Director about 5-6 years ago. When Carolyn first started there were just over 300 students registered with the office. Last year we had about 900.

Carolyn was at RPI for about 10 years before coming to UAlbany and worked there supporting any student in how to be a better student. She also taught at all levels in the public schools from elementary through high school and was what was called an educational diagnostician.

Fun facts:

Carolyn knits things like colorful blankets and the really colorful socks she wears every day. She has a dog named Cooper and heats her home by wood stove. Cooper likes the wood stove, even when it's out.

07/02/2019

Just a reminder...the DRC will be closed on July 4th and 5th. Have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend!

06/11/2019

If you are looking to register with the DRC, please contact us to make an appointment! You can call 518-442-5490 or email [email protected] .

Information about documentation required to register can be found on our website here: https://www.albany.edu/disability/prospective-new.shtml (click on the [+] next to "Documentation of your disability" to expand the section to read more). Of course, you should feel free to call or email us with questions about documentation or anything related to the registration process!

Our summer hours are M-F, 8am -4pm. We will be closed on July 4th and 5th. 🙂

04/30/2019

Take a "paws" from studying on Reading Day! Therapy Dogs will be here on Thursday, May 9th from 1-2:30pm. Join us in the Transfer Commuter Lounge for some puppy love and de-stress before finals.

Thanks to UAS, Student Affairs and Pepsi

University at Albany Disability Resource Center's cover photo
04/08/2019

University at Albany Disability Resource Center's cover photo

Our annual Awards Reception honoring students with outstanding academic achievement, and faculty, staff and departments ...
04/08/2019

Our annual Awards Reception honoring students with outstanding academic achievement, and faculty, staff and departments who embrace inclusion, promote access and empower students with disabilities. The induction of new members of the Delta Alpha Pi (DAPi) National Honor Society followed the Awards Ceremony. Our Keynote Speaker was Dr. Marilyn Bartlett.

Our annual Awards Reception honoring students with outstanding academic achievement, and faculty, staff and departments who embrace inclusion, promote access and empower students with disabilities. The induction of new members of the Delta Alpha Pi (DAPi) National Honor Society followed the Awards Ceremony. Our Keynote Speaker was Dr. Marilyn Bartlett.

Address

1400 Washington Ave
Albany, NY
12222

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

Telephone

(518) 442-5490

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