Using DSS Services
What happens once I come to the Disability Support Services Office?
- The student meets with either the Director/Counselor or the Program Support Supervisor.
At this meeting basic information is gathered on the student's disability (via discussion
and documentation review).
- DSS services are explained and releases are signed.
- The student's area of study is identified and an accommodation plan is worked
out and agreed upon.
- Support services in this plan are determined on an individual need basis and are
re-evaluated each quarter.
- DSS may also advise and assist the student in getting registered for classes.
What does Disability Support Services charge for their assistance?
There is no charge to the student for services provided by the Disability Support
Services office. The Office of Civil
Rights web site explains your rights under the law as it relates to disability
Does Disability Support Services provide loans, grants or scholarships to students?
- Disability Support Services has no funding programs; however, we can direct students
to the Financial Aid Office where
they can apply for Federal grants and loans.
- Another area to investigate is the
SFCC Career & Student Employment Center which keeps a list of scholarships for
which students can apply.
- Outside agencies such as Division of Vocational Rehab, DSB, or SSDI may also help
out with funding for education. See the
Resource Links page.