Disability Support Services

Welcome to Disability Support Services
Main Office: 8:30am - 4:30pm | 617-879-5995
Boston 617-879-5995 | Manchester 603-314-1709 | Worcester 857-337-5015
DSS@mcphs.edu

Disability Support Services is a part of the Division of Student Affairs and provides services and accommodations to students across our three campuses (Manchester, Boston & Worcester). In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 2008 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, individuals are eligible to receive reasonable accommodations on the basis of disability if they have a physical or mental impairment that limits a major life activity.

As a part of the process, a student requesting accommodations might need to provide DSS with documentation of their disability. Documentation which might be required includes medical records, an Individual Education Plan (IEP), a 504 Plan, a Summary of Performance (SOP), a neuropsychological evaluation, and/or letters from physicians, psychologists or counselors.

Determination of reasonable accommodations is a deliberative and collaborative process between the student and DSS. This process often includes DSS’s review of third-party documentation provided by the student’s qualified professional. MCPHS University will consider the student’s disability, history, experience, request, and the unique characteristics of the course, program, or requirement, in order to determine if a specific accommodation is reasonable.

MCPHS University ensures FERPA compliance and therefore all information submitted to Disability Support Services will remain confidential.

For general information or specific questions complete the DSS Quick Response Form and a staff member will contact you as soon as possible. To learn more about our services or to request a meeting with a DSS Specialist, please email DSS@mcphs.edu or call 617.879.5995

Meet our staff!

Vanessa Dominguez
Director of Disability Support Services
Boston, Manchester, Worcester
Vanessa.Dominguez@mcphs.edu

Kristen Moore
Testing and Notetaking Coordinator
Boston, MA
Kristen.Moore@mcphs.edu

Carol Sacchetti
DSS Proctor/Specialist
Manchester, NH
Carol.Sacchetti@mcphs.edu

Karen Rossow
DSS Proctor/Specialist
Worcester, MA
Karen.Rossow@mcphs.edu

Bridget Sullivan
Graduate Assistant
Boston, MA
Bridget.Sullivan@mcphs.edu

Rushina Pancholi
Senior Proctor
Boston, MA
DisabilitySupport.StudentWorker@mcphs.edu

Devanshi Shastri
Senior Front Office Assistant
Boston, MA
DisabilitySupport.StudentWorker@mcphs.edu