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Contact the Professionals

Main Office

LIBRARY, GROUND LEVEL, ROOM G51
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9AM to 4PM (not open Fridays in the summer)

Phone: (914) 606 – 6287

Confidential Fax: (914) 606 – 7893

Email: Disability.Services@sunywcc.edu

Contact the Professionals

Professor Sharon Massey
Coordinator of Disability Services
LIBRARY, GROUND LEVEL, ROOM G47
Email: Sharon.Massey@sunywcc.edu
Phone: (914) 606-6626
Confidential fax: (914) 606-7893

Professor Massey works with students to determine specific needs and helps students with issues related to their disability. Every effort is made to help students maximize their potential through supportive counseling, needs assessment and development of learning strategies, coping, organizing and advocacy skills. Professor Massey also works with the faculty and staff to promote an understanding of the unique abilities, needs and challenges of students with learning disabilities. If you need a referral for disability testing, please e-mail Professor Massey at Sharon.Massey@sunywcc.edu

Professor Renee Balotti
Counselor/Coordinator of Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
LIBRARY, GROUND LEVEL, ROOM G53
E-mail: Renee.Balotti@sunywcc.edu
Phone: (914) 606-8585
Confidential fax: (914) 606-7893

Professor Balotti assists the faculty in providing federally mandated accommodations for students with disabilities. Students with documented disabilities in need of accommodations should see Professor Balotti for accommodations in testing, adaptive technology and referral to appropriate tutorials on campus. It is recommended that students in need of testing accommodations contact this office EARLY, within the first week of each semester. After completing the Request for Testing Accommodations form, students will get letters to give to their professors which explain the need for extended time on tests. This is also an excellent opportunity for students to connect with their professors and advocate for themselves. Accommodations are provided on an as needed basis. Testing accommodations provided by the professor within the class structure are the most desirable and least disruptive. If the professor is unable to provide accommodations due to scheduling difficulties, or if the student requires a distraction reduced environment, arrangements can be made with this office. Students must register in our offices each semester for letters to their professors stating their accommodations. 

 

Professor Marcia Kalkut
Counselor
LIBRARY, GROUND LEVEL, ROOM G51
E-mail: Marcia.Kalkut2@sunywcc.edu
Phone: (914) 606-6552
Confidential fax: (914) 606-7893

Professor Kalkut serves as a liaison between disabled students and the faculty and between Westchester Community College and community agencies. She provides support for students with learning disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, physical disabilities, hearing, visual and other health impairments. Services include supportive and vocational counseling, referral both to other services on campus and to agencies in the community, help with self-advocacy techniques, consultation with faculty, and post-Westchester Community College planning. Assistance in obtaining physical accommodations is also provided.

Professor Angeliki Parashis
Counselor for Deaf Students
GATEWAY BUILDING, ROOM 134
E-mail: Angeliki.Parashis@sunywcc.edu
Phone: (914) 606-6236
Confidential fax: (914) 606-7893

Professor Parashis serves as an academic counselor for Deaf students at Westchester Community College.  Working closely with other counselors and professionals, she coordinates academic support services and accommodations for deaf students.  She serves as a liaison between high schools, ACCES-VR offices, and colleges, to ensure that deaf students successfully transition into and out of Westchester Community College.  Support services include but are not limited to academic advising, sign language interpreting and coordination of independently contracted interpreters.

If a sign language interpreter is needed please contact Professor Parashis.

Professor Theresa Revans-McMenimon
Counselor for Students on the Autism Spectrum
CLASSROOM BLDG, ROOM 4
E-mail: Theresa.Revans-Mcmenimon@sunywcc.edu
Phone: (914) 606-6336
Confidential fax: (914) 606-7893

Professor Revans-McMenimon serves as a counselor specialist for students on the Autism Spectrum.  Services include academic and supportive counseling, assistance with organization and time management, and appropriate social skills for a college environment.  Professor Revans-McMenimon also offers several workshops each semester on disclosure, stress management, and career assessments.  In addition to composing the Disability Services Newsletter, Professor Revans-McMenimon is a member of the Behavioral Intervention Team at Westchester Community College.