Welcome to Disability Support Services!
Fifty six million Americans, or 1 in 5 U.S. citizens, lives with a disability. Navigating through higher-education with or without a disability can at times be confusing, frustrating, and overwhelming—however, our office exists to ensure that all students with disabilities are not alone on their path. CUW offers resources, information, and assistance to students with disabilities through Disability Support Services (DSS) and the Learning Resource Center (LRC). Our goal is to ensure that each student has a clear path to success through providing equal access to facilities and programs of the University. DSS provides accommodations to students with disabilities as mandated by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended of 2010. Furthermore, the confidentiality of the student and the nature of his/her disability is of the utmost importance to our office. We maintain all student records in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and we deeply respect the student’s right to privacy.
DSS works closely with students, faculty, and staff in order to ensure that qualified students with disabilities are able to fully participate in academic programs, functions, and the facilities at CUW. Students with disabilities must self-identify with DSS and submit documentation from a licensed professional of his/her disability/impairment. In accordance with CUW’s values, DSS strives to serve others in caring, helpful, respectful, and knowledgeable ways.