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The following steps outline the process for receiving services from Disability Support Services:

  1. A student must self-identify as having a disability, as well as provide current and comprehensive documentation from a professional qualified to diagnose the specific disability.
  2. The DSS Administrator must review all documentation and determine whether the student is eligible to receive services.
  3. Appropriate accommodations are determined by the student and the DSS Administrator based on documented needs and functional limitations of the student.
  4. Students are responsible for meeting with their instructors to discuss the accommodations and provide them with a letter written by the DSS which lists the approved academic accommodations.

Some students find it easier to write a letter of introduction (in addition to the DSS Letter) to give to their instructor(s). Writing a letter allows you to edit and re-edit what you are trying to say.

For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions