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fall 2014 freshman transition program to-do list

Request Disability Support Services - Event Date: August 23
Contact: Disability Support Services ● 410-704-2638

Disability Support Services (DSS) is the office on the Towson University campus that provides reasonable accommodations and services for students with disabilities in the Freshman Transition Program. Types of accommodations and services include classroom accommodations (such as copies of class notes) and test accommodations (such as extended test time), as well as the opportunity to take tests in the Testing Services Center (located in the Administration Building in Room 228).

If you need accommodations, please contact the DSS office for further information at (410) 704-2638. Basically, there are three steps for students to follow:

Step 1:  Complete and submit a Disability Support Services Application.

Step 2:  Provide complete and up-to-date documentation of your disability that meets Towson University guidelines. Refer to the Documentation Guidelines for the type of evaluation needed for the specific disability. If your documentation is insufficient, you will be given the opportunity to provide the needed information. DSS may also, as appropriate, help you locate a qualified practitioner to conduct an evaluation. Documentation may be submitted via fax at 410-704-4247, mail or in person at the DSS office located in the Administration Building 232.

Step 3:  Meet with a DSS Specialist for an intake appointment to discuss your disability, and accommodations and services that may be needed. At that meeting, you will be given a DSS memo to give to your professors that specifies the accommodations for which you are approved. DSS staff will help you and your professor with implementing your accommodations, as needed. If you require testing accommodations, the Testing Services Center is available to administer tests with accommodations to students in the Freshman Transition Program who are registered with Disability Support Services.

Please note that requirements for receiving accommodations in college may be different than high school. Meeting with a DSS specialist before the semester begins can help you get off to a great start for achieving academic success!

Meet the Disability Support Services staff and learn more about the services offered at Towson University for students with disabilities. The meeting will include a meet-and-greet, as well as a workshop for students and their parents. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Disability Support Services at 410-704-2638.

 

Attend Disability Support Services Orientation (if applicable)- Deadline: August 23
Contact: Disability Support Services ● 410-704-2638

Meet the disability Support Services staff and learn more about the services offered at Towson University for students with disabilities. The meeting will include a meet-and-greet and workshop for students. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Disability Support Services at 410-704-2638.

 

 


     
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