Disability Support Services
Coordinator: Shannon Dunnuck
What is Disability Support Services?
WSC Disability Support Services (DSS) was established to provide leadership and assistance to WSC in its efforts to comply with the intent and specific regulations of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Physical and program accessibility at the WSC is a joint responsibility and can be achieved only through cooperative efforts of College faculty, staff, and students.
DSS strives to ensure access and services for students with disabilities. DSS provides disability-related accommodations for WSC students and visitors with disabilities as well as technical assistance, consultation and resource information for students, faculty, staff, campus visitors, and for College departments seeking to improve accessibility for individuals with disabilities.
Disability Support Services (DSS) assists both students with disabilities, and faculty and staff working with students with disabilities by providing the following:
· Provide academic support services through reasonable and appropriate accommodations for eligible students with documented disabilities; the accommodations are free of charge.
· Refer eligible students with disabilities to academic support services, and encourage self-advocacy for students with disabilities.
· Make referrals to outside agencies when appropriate.
Disabilities are often identified as one of the following:
Learning Qualifying health impairments
Psychological Other cognitive impairments
How do students receive services with Disability Support Services?
To receive services with the Disability Support Services:
• Fill out the Application Packet and provide documentation of disability from a qualified professional.
• Next, a student must make an appointment with DSS by contacting the Coordinator using the contact information above to self-disclose his or her disability.
NOTE: Disability Documentation is maintained in the Disability Services office as confidential information and is not available to faculty or staff outside this office without written authorization from the student.