Disability Support Services

The University provides a variety of services for eligible students with disabilities. Any student with a documented physical, medical, psychological, or learning disability can schedule an intake interview with a staff person to determine the level of accommodation needed.

To receive assistance

To receive assistance, students must have diagnostic documentation according to documentation guidelines. This documentation should explain the nature and extent of the disability, and may include professional recommendations for support services.

A student with a disability is a student who qualifies for a disability under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act. Disabilities may include (but are not limited to):

  • Physical disabilities, such as sensory disabilities (hearing, sight, etc.), or motor disabilities
  • Medical disabilities, such as cystic fibrosis, fibromyalgia or diabetes
  • Psychological disabilities, such as depression, bipolar or obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Learning disabilities, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder
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Accommodations available

The staff works with students to arrange needed accommodations based on provided documentation and individual needs. These accommodations may or may not include (but are not limited to):

  • Accessible classrooms and housing
  • Books and other printed materials in alternative format
  • Exam accommodations (such as extra time on exams or readers for exams)
  • Sign language interpreters or FM system
  • Notetaker
  • Use of assistive technology
  • Communication with faculty and other offices on campus

While testing for disabilities is not offered by the University, referrals to community resources will be made when needed. Other special services may be arranged on an individual basis when appropriate.

These web pages are designed to help students and faculty better understand disability accommodations and processes for receiving accommodations.

Questions?

Please contact us to make an appointment.

Disability Support Services

Email: dss@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2272
TTY: 206-281-2224
Fax: 206-286-7348
Office: Lower Moyer Hall

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Abilities Advocacy Club

DSS is proud to partner with Abilities Advocacy Club in providing a safe place for students with disabilities to talk, study, and advocate for abilities on campus.

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DSS mission statement

Disability Support Services seeks to provide educational access through support, resources, advocacy, collaboration, and academic accommodations for students with disabilities accepted to the University.

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