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Disability Support Services

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Disability Support Services
If you need accommodation, please contact Disability Support Services as soon as possible.

Some accommodations take up to six weeks to process.
360.442.2340
TTY Phone 360.442.2344
Toll Free 1.866.900.2311
Building
Admissions Center, Rm 143
see Campus Map
Mary Kate Morgan, Director, Disability Support Services & Special Populations

360.442.2341
Lisa Matye Edwards
Vice President for Student Success/ Section 504 Disability and ADA Coordinator
What Services Are Available?
Frequently Asked Questions ~ Audio File

Committed to providing equal opportunity accommodations for visitors and qualified students with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Washington State Law.

Temporary Disability

Students with temporary disabilities, including pregnancy, may be eligible for accommodations in accordance with Title IX. Temporary disabilities are defined as medical conditions lasting longer than six months, but not permanent. Appropriate accommodations for these students might include Flexible attendance and options for missed classes or work.

New Students

  1. Make an appointment to discuss your needs.
  2. Submit your documentation for review.
  3. Follow up to discuss possible accommodations or further documentation requirements. Provide your class schedule.
  4. Pick up "Academic Accommodations" form from our office and have each of your instructors sign it.
  5. Return signed "Academic Accommodations" forms.

Returning Students

  1. Complete Quarterly Request for Academic Accommodations form each quarter.
  2. Attach your schedule to the form and bring it to us as soon as possible after you register.
  3. Pick up "Academic Accommodations" form from our office and have each of your instructors sign it.
  4. Return signed "Academic Accommodations" form.

Disability Support Forms Library

Learn more information about disability laws, accommodations, guidelines, documentation requirements, forms for service requests, and faculty resources.  

Your Rights and Responsibilities

Rights

  • Reasonable academic accommodations, providing you meet basic requirements to perform the activities of the program or occupation.
  • Appeal any decisions made regarding academic accommodations.
  • Confidentiality. Information regarding your disability is confidential and will not be released without your express permission.

Responsibilities

  • Succeed in higher education. You are expected to meet the academic standards required of all students.
  • Identify yourself as a student with a qualified disability and register with the DSS office.
  • Provide documentation regarding your disability.
  • Request services early. Some accommodations take up to six weeks to process.
  • Provide Disability Support your schedule each quarter and fill out a Quarterly Request for Accommodations form. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of accommodations do you have?

Accommodations are based on individual need. When determining accommodations, we look at how a disability is limiting access to the educational process.

What sort of funding assistance do you have?

Disability support does not provide funding. However, financial aid is available based on economic need.

Does my condition qualify as a disability?

If you have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more life activities such as hearing, seeing, speaking, walking, breathing, learning or caring for yourself, you may qualify as having a disability.

How do I get started?

Contact Us above.

What kind of documentation do I need to qualify for accommodations?

Documentation should be current and from an appropriate professional. We will provide you with specific guidelines for documenting your disability.

Do you provide tutoring assistance?

Disability support does not provide tutoring. Free tutoring is available to all students in Tutoring Services.