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Disability Support Services

Commencement 2009


What We Do

Disability Support Services (DSS) is dedicated to assisting students with disabilities accomplish their personal, scholastic and career goals. We do this by teaching academic and advocacy skills; eliminating the physical, technical and attitudinal barriers that limit opportunities; and promoting an awareness of the experience of persons with disabilities within social, political, and economic constructs.

About DSS

Location, Hours, and People   DSS Services 
College Access ProgramUPDATE  
Faculty/Staff Guide
Rights & Responsibilities   Voter Registration 
Disability-Related Resources  FAQs
Visiting Students Taking Summer Classes
Visiting Students with Disabilities Taking Only Summer Classes

Step-by-Step Arranging for Services

  • Initiating Services & Accommodations

  1. Apply for Admission to the College
  2. Obtain an Intake Packet
  3. Obtain Documentation - Verification and Release Forms
  4. Submit the completed Intake Packet to a Campus DSS Office with documentation of disability
  5. Submit High School and College Transcripts, if available (unofficial is fine)
  6. Schedule Appointment with DSS Counselor
  7. Meet with a DSS counselor to discuss goals, make plans, select courses, and determine/request classroom accommodations using a Request for Services Form at least six weeks before the start of the semester to ensure timely services. Counselors design an Accommodations Letter for each student listing authorized classroom accommodations based on documentation of the disability provided by the student.
  8. Get a Disability Retirement - Tuition Waiver Certification Form (if eligible) signed at the local Social Security Office and bring it to Admissions.
  9.  Information for Visiting Students taking Summer Classes
  • Sharing the Accommodation Letter

  1. Pick up your Accommodations Letter in the DSS office before or during the first week of school.
  2. During the first or second week of classes, deliver and discuss your Accommodations letter with your instructors to make arrangements for your authorized accommodations.
  • Returning DSS Students

  1. Request classroom accommodations using a Request for Services Form at least 6 weeks before the start of the semester to ensure timely services. Requests for accommodations and services will be processed as rapidly as possible if submitted after the deadline.
  2. If you need changes in your services or accommodations, please make an appointment to see a DSS counselor to discuss the changes..
  3. Pick up your Accommodations Letter in the DSS office before or during the first week of school.
  4. During the first or second week of classes, deliver and discuss your Accommodations letter with your instructors to make arrangements for your authorized accommodations.

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