- Disability Services
- Emergency Preparedness
- Parking and Transportation
Disability Services for Students (DSS)
- Identifies and coordinates reasonable accommodations
- Promotes an accessible and inclusive campus environment
- Encourages student independence
DSS is the office where students with disabilities can explore
- how and when to disclose a disability,
- which accommodations are reasonable in higher education, and the
- process for requesting accommodations.
After high school, services provided under an IEP or 504 Plan end and new ways to receive accommodations in college need to be understood.
Accommodation rights are provided to adults with disabilities through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, but not automatically. In order arrange accommodations, adults must disclose* their disabilities to a designated college representative (UND Disability Services for Students), request accommodations and provide required documentation showing that accommodations are necessary because of a disability.
*Disclosing means intentionally releasing information for a specific reason (e.g., to receive an accommodation, explain behavior or obtain services
Individual approaches and strategies can be explored privately with the DSS office.