The Disability Support Service (often shortened to ‘the DSS’) provides support to students with disabilities or other conditions, including students with autism or ASD.
Why would I need to use this service?
- if you need to access formal supports
- if you were offered a place through DARE
- if you need to avail of exam accommodations
When should I use this service?
- If you are a new student, as soon as possible after the start of your semester. Please note there may be a waiting period for your Needs Assessment.
- If you are a current student who did not register as a new student and now wishes to register, you may do so at any point in your studies.
- If you are a current student and you have just received a formal diagnosis of autism/ASD you are encouraged to register with us (please note we do require evidence of a formal diagnosis by a suitably qualified professional or multi-disciplinary team).
How do I access this service?
In order to receive formal supports from the service you must first register with the service. You will then have the opportunity to meet with a Disability Advisor who is familiar with supporting students on the spectrum. They will offer a Needs Assessment and explore the different supports that may be appropriate for you while you are a student.
Questions to think about
- Do you know how to register with the Disability Support Service?
- If you need exam accommodations do you know how to organize them?
- What questions do you have around supports in college?
Additional information and links
Service Webpage: Disability Support Service