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The student is solely responsible for providing all diagnostic information to sufficiently support the existence of any disability and the need for reasonable accommodation.  In certain instances, however, FIT-ABLE may request that a student provide authorization for FIT to directly contact and receive information from the student’s qualified professional.

Documentation must be provided by a non-FIT related qualified professional in the related field of disability, most often a physician, educational diagnostician, learning disability specialist, or mental health professional. Qualified professionals are licensed or otherwise properly credentialed and possess expertise in the disability for which modifications or accommodations are sought.  The qualified professional must have a legitimate provider/patient relationship with the individual and generally may not be a relative of the individual requesting the accommodation.

 FIT-ABLE can offer outside referrals for diagnostic services.  All costs associated with diagnostic study incurred off campus, however, are the responsibility of the student. 

Qualified FIT-ABLE staff are responsible for deciding whether a disability or need for accommodation(s) has been adequately documented.

If you have questions about these documentation guidelines, please contact the Office of Disability Services ([email protected]). Please mail, fax, email or hand deliver documents to:

Mail:              Office of Disability Support Services
                        Room A570
                        Fashion Institute of Technology
                        227 W. 27th Street
                        New York, NY 10001
Phone:            (212) 217-4090
Fax:                (212) 217-4091
Email:             [email protected]
Hand Deliver: Room A570