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Disability Student Services

It is the mission of Disability Student Services to guide students with diagnosed disabilities to self-advocate for their academic needs.

DSS provides eligible students with course and testing accommodations, and access to auxiliary aids and services like Learning Ally audiobooks.

The Program Director

The Director assists students in arranging accommodations and completing the paper work required to receive those accommodations.

How to qualify for DSS services

To qualify for DSS services, a student must present appropriate documentation that specifically states the disability and recommendations. DSS participants are required to renew specific course and testing accommodations each semester.

Policies and Procedures

All students who seek to receive services from DSS are responsible for:

  • identifying themselves to DSS as a student diagnosed with a disability
  • providing all necessary paperwork to DSS in a timely fashion
  • making an initial contact to begin coordination of services

Disability Student Services (DSS) is responsible for:

  • providing incoming and current students who have self-identified necessary information
  • meeting with each student to set up an individualized accommodation plan every semester
  • assisting each student in coordinating accommodations

Faculty/Staff are responsible for: honoring the accommodations stated in the accommodation plan.

Paperwork

In order to receive assistance from Disability Student Services, students must submit appropriate paperwork to the director. All records and information are kept confidential.

What if I have a problem with receiving my accommodations?

If a problem arises, you should meet with the director immediately. Almost all problems can be resolved quickly and with all parties being satisfied.

Disability Student Services (DSS) Director

Carol Bates
Director of Disability Student Services
Office: Mannerheim Hall, Room 101
Phone: 906-487-7258
Fax: 906-487-7535

Additional Information

Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities: link to article from OCR: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/transition.html.