Wellness/AccessABILITY (Counseling & Disability Services)

The Wellness/AccessABILITY Clinician, Melanie Downs, provides services, advocacy and support to students in all areas regarding disability and counseling related issues.  She is available by phone, email, or office visit to answer your questions and to discuss your concerns.      

Personal Counseling
Currently, the Wellness/AccessABILITY Clinician provides short-term, personal counseling services to assist you with problem solving, adjustment issues and other matters of personal concern that may interfere with your academic success at Guttman Community College.  All counseling services are confidential. 

Counseling Appointment Request Form
<pdf>
Informed Consent <pdf>

AccessABILITY Services
Guttman Community College is committed to providing opportunity and access to all members of the campus community.  Students who require accommodations due to a documented disability are encouraged to contact the Wellness/AccessABILITY Clinician in order to get registered.  

Accommodations are not automatic and it is the student’s responsibility to request accommodations through the Wellness/AccessABILITY Clinician.  Accommodations are based on documentation provided by the student.  Please schedule an appointment with the Wellness/AccessABILITY Clinician prior to the start of the semester in order to make arrangements in a timely fashion.  Wellness/AccessABILITY Services comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, which protect persons from discrimination on the basis of physical or mental impairments. The following documents will help you to navigate the process and connect you with the services you would like to receive.

AccessABILITY Welcome Packet <pdf>
Accessing Accommodation Services at College <pdf>
Application for AccessABILITY Services <pdf>
The Difference Between High School & College for Students with Disabilities <pdf>
Documentation Guidelines <pdf>
FAQ's <pdf>

Contact:
Melanie Downs
Wellness/AccessABILITY Clinican
melanie.downs@guttman.cuny.edu
Room 506 or 507

Walk-in Hours: Monday–Friday from 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.

50 West 40th St NYC
(646) 313-8000