Instructions: DSS e-Forms for Requesting Accommodations (New Students)
INSTRUCTIONS: HOW TO REQUEST ACCOMMODATIONS
*All DSS Forms must now be completed ONLINE. All DSS e-Forms can be found at https://ctceforms.ctcd.edu under ST Disability Services. The student is responsible for contacting a DSS Coordinator with any questions about the DSS e-Forms prior to completing and submitting the form(s). Students needing assistance with completing/submitting the e-form may come to the DSS office for assitance*
*IMPORTANT NOTE:If you are a student who is already registered with Disability Support Services (DSS) and currently or previously (within the last 3 years) received classroom accommodations through our office with your DSS Coordinator, youdo not have to complete the Student Intake e-Form. Only new students who have not previously registered with DSS and/or have not received classroom accommodations from DSS within the past 3 years are required to complete the Student Intake e-Form.
New students requesting classroom accommodations must complete and submit the Student Intake e-Form(this form only needs to be submitted once - this form does not need to be submitted every semester. However, students are required to complete and submit the Online Accommodation Request Fom EVERY semester to request accommodations - see below for more information)
Students are also required to attach appropriate medical documentation as outlined in the Documentation Criteria Checklist to the Student Intake e-Form (if student is unable to attach the required medical documentation to the e-Form, the student is responsible for submitting the medical documentation either in person to the DSS office, via fax to 254-526-1700, or via email to a DSS Coordinator - students are responsible for following up with the DSS office once medical documentation has been submitted)
Accommodations will not be provided until the student has completed the Student Intake e-Form and required medical documentation has been submitted to DSS and approved by a DSS Coordinator
After the student has completed the required DSS Student Intake e-Form and has had his/her required medical documentation reviewed and approved by a DSS Coordinator, the student is then required to complete and submit the Online Accommodation Request e-Form to his/her assigned DSS Coordinator. If you need assistance with this form, please contact the DSS office at 254-526-1195 or contact your assigned DSS Coordinator.
Students can attach the appropriate documentation as outlined in the Service Animal Registration Form (i.e., copy of veterinarian's verification that the dog has all legally required vaccinations to maintain the it's health and prevent contagious disease and a copy of the dog's license from the city/state in which it is registered)
If the student is requesting classroom in addition to the service animal, the student must follow instructions listed above for classroom accommodations. If the student needs to request campus housing accommodations with their service animal, the student must contact DSS.
Emotional Support Animal (ESA) Accommodations:
Registration of an ESA requires documentation of disability and an ESA is ONLY permitted in the student’s dormitory room only if the campus housing accommodation is approved by DSS (unlike a service animal, an ESA is not permitted in any other campus buildings)