Section 504 Policy for Students with Special Needs

American Institute does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its programs and activities in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, its amendments and implementing regulations. Programs and activities subject to the nondiscrimination provisions of Section 504 include admissions and recruitment, treatment of students, academic adjustments (academic requirements, course examinations, and auxiliary aids), financial and employment assistance to students, and nonacademic services. The people responsible for coordinating our efforts to comply with Section 504 are:

  • West Hartford, CT: Deborah Szigeti: dszigeti@americaninstitute.edu, American Institute, 99 South Street, West Hartford, CT, 860-947-2299.
  • Clifton, New Jersey: Sherry L. Muse: smuse@americaninstitute.edu, American Institute, 346 Lexington Ave, Clifton, NJ, 973-340-9500.
  • Toms River, New Jersey: Timothy M. Rodgers: trodgers@americaninstitute.edu, American Institute, 2363 Lakewood Road, Toms River NJ 732-719-2730.
  • Somerset, New Jersey: Dr. Salvatore Giardiana:sgiardiana@americaninstitute.edu, American Institute, 80 Cottontail Lane, Suite 103, Somerset, NJ, 732-201-8335.
They are also the people responsible for (1) explaining to applicants and students how to obtain information about the process to secure academic adjustments and (2) receiving requests for academic adjustments.

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