Disability Support Services
|No qualified student with a disability shall, on the basis of the disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of services, programs, or activities of the College, or be subjected to discrimination by the College, (The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504.) An individual with a disability is defined as a person who (1) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, (2) a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or (3) a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment (Americans with Disabilities Act, Amendments Act, 2008) Accommodations may include special testing arrangements, readers, scribes, and note-taking services.|
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In order to receive academic accommodations, Disability Support Services students need to:
- Initial Request for Services
- Provide current documentation of the disability by a qualified professional.
- Be approved for services by the Disability Office.
Enrolled students who have been approved for disability services and would like to renew letter(s) of accommodation for the current or upcoming semester may fill out and submit the Renewal Request for Letter of Accommodation form. The completed form should be returned to Faye Hallford, in person, by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students must register early to ensure that their needs are met and accommodations are available by the time classes begin.
In order to request testing accommodations on the TSI Exam, students need to:
- Present current documentation of disability by a qualified professional to the Disability Support Services Office in advance (at least one week recommended).
To request assistance, call (210) 486-5487 or email email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
Appointments can be made to accommodate evening and weekend students.
- HS to college transition - shows the differences between high school and college in terms of disabilities and services available.
- LD Online (www.ldonline.org): Leading website on learning disabilities and learning disorders.
- Understanding Supplemental Security Income (SSI) (www.ssa.gov/ssi/text-help-ussi.htm): The Social Security Administration pays benefits to qualifying individuals with limited income and resources who are disabled, blind, or age 65 or older.
- The Department of Education Transition Brochure (www.ed.gov/ocr/transition.html) and Dear Parent Letter (www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/parent-20070316.html): Information for students transitioning from high school to post-secondary institutions from the Office for Civil Rights.
- Non-Visual Desktop Access (NVDA) (www.nvda-project.org): A free and open source screen reader.
- Scholarships and Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities: List of the current disability scholarships being offered from various foundations and organizations. (https://www.affordablecolleges.com/resources/scholarships-students-with-disabilities/)