the supports and services you'll need
disability support services will help you choose the right
level of support and know how to obtain needed services.
is the Disability Support Services Office (DSS)?
On most campuses, the DSS office (which may be just one person)
provides services and supports for students with disabilities.
is the DSS counselor (sometimes called a coordinator, advisor
or service provider)?
The DSS counselor is the person on the campus who will help
you determine if you are eligible for services based on the
documentation that you provide. This documentation verifies
the status of your disability. If you are eligible for services,
the DSS counselor also works with you to determine the appropriate
academic adjustments and auxiliary aids and services that
are necessary to afford you an equal opportunity to participate
in the school's program.
visiting a college, arrange a meeting with the disabilities
service coordinator on campus. Come prepared to have a successful
interview with this individual.
much support do you need?
Careful investigation of services can be the key to a successful
match between your needs and the available services.