HOW TO REGISTER WITH DSS
To register with DSS, students must have a disability, which is a physical or mental impairment that
substantially limits a major life activity, such as hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, performing
manual tasks, walking, caring for oneself, learning or working.
Types of disabilities include learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder,
physical disabilities, health related conditions, hearing, vision, communication
and psychological conditions.
- Complete the DSS Application.
- Submit documentation of disability. We recommend students ask someone who knows how their disability
affects them to complete the “Request for
Documentation”, such as the diagnosing or treating professional, a Special Educator or
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. A diagnostic report or a letter on the professional’s letterhead
stating the diagnosis and describing the disability’s functional limitations can be substituted for the
Request for Documentation. Ask the professional to follow the
DSS Disability Documentation Guidelines.
- Discuss the functional limitations
(how your disability affects you) with your Disability Specialist in order to determine
the specific reasonable accommodations
and/or disability-related services you will be eligible to use.
Policy and Procedure on Eligibility for Accommodations