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Disability Laws

Laws you Need to Know

Two significant pieces of legislation address the needs of individuals with disabilities on the college campus. These are the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Rehabilitation Act prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities and mandates actions that must be taken to facilitate equal opportunity.

The most important provision of the act is Section 504, which states that:
"No otherwise qualified handicapped individual in the United States...shall, solely by reason of his handicap, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

Simply stated, this means that all college programs and activities must be accessible to people with disabilities.

The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-325, ADAAA) is an Act of Congress, effective January 1, 2009, that amended the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and other disability nondiscrimination laws at the Federal level of the United States .ADA extends and expands upon the rights guaranteed under Section 504.

Interim ADA/504 Coordinator
Tamara Mariotti, Coordinator of Accessibility Resources
Phone: 315-731-5813
Email: tmariotti@mvcc.edu

Utica Campus
Office of Accessibility Resources
Daniel Boggs, Testing Accommodations Specialist
Payne Hall Room 104H
Phone: 315-792-5644
Email: dboggs@mvcc.edu
Learning, Autism & ADHD Disabilities:
Katelyn DiCastro, Transition Support Specialist
Phone: 315-792-5413
Email: kdicastro@mvcc.edu
Other Disabilities:
Tamara Mariotti, Coordinator of Accessibility Resources
Phone: 315-731-5702
Email: tmariotti@mvcc.edu
Rome Campus
Student Services Office
Plumley Complex 102G
Phone: 315-334-7709

Michelle Luvisi
College Services Associate
Disability Support
Phone: 315- 334-7744
Email: mluvisi@mvcc.edu