Through collaboration and support of the entire campus community, Disability Support Services (DSS) provides educational access for students who submit appropriate disability documentation. Students with disabilities are encouraged to visit with a disability support coordinator to discuss documentation requirements and any reasonable accommodation options for your classes.
To qualify for accommodations through DSS, students must have a qualifying disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). ADA defines a person with a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. Major life activities include, but are not limited to, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working. A major life activity also includes the operation of a major bodily function, including but not limited to, functions of the immune system, normal cell growth, digestive, bowel, bladder, neurological, brain, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, and reproductive functions.
Please note that there are MANY significant differences between secondary (K-12th grade) and post-secondary (college) disability laws and accommodations for disability students.
It is the student's responsibility to be aware of and understand these differences, which are explained in the comparison chart: Differences between High School and College Accommodations for Students with Disabilities located under the Student Responsibilities webpage. Students may also access this chart by clicking on the following link: Comparison Chart - HS vs College.
In addition, DSS strongly encourages students to read the following manuals/guides:
For more information, please call the DSS Office at 254-526-1195 or students may contact one of the DSS Coordinators listed below. Students located outside of the service area may contact a DSS Coordinator directly or speak with your site director for assistance in contacting Disability Support Services.
We are located on the Central Campus in Systems Services Building (Bldg. 111, Room 207). Students attending the central or Fort Hood campuses may visit with a DSS Coordinator during the following hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm. or Friday: 8:00am - 11:00am
Central Texas College does not discriminate in admissions or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran’s status, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity.