Access Services

Disability Support Services

SPSCC has an institutional commitment to provide equal educational opportunities for qualified students with disabilities in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Revised Code of Washington: Students with Disabilities – Core Services (RCW 28B.10.912), and Students with Disabilities – Accommodations (RCW 28B.10.914).

Your Rights

You have the right to services and reasonable accommodations providing you meet the basic requirements to perform the activities of the program, that is, you are "otherwise qualified" to be a South Puget Sound Community College student.

Your Responsibilities

Make an appointment with Disability Support Services Coordinator:

  • Identify yourself as a student with a documented disability
  • Present formal written documentation of your disability
  • Request reasonable accommodations at South Puget Sound Community College
  • Request services early for every quarter you are enrolled
  • Meet and maintain academic standards
  • Communicate with your instructors and Disability Support Services staff about your accommodations and needs.

Online Resources

US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights

For Students:
www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/transition.html

For High School Educators:
www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/transitionguide.html

For Parents:
www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/parent-20070316.html

Auxiliary Aids and Services for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities
www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/auxaids.html