Student Disability Services

Student Disability Services

Dear Student,

Welcome to the Office of Student Disability Services web site. SDS is committed to providing you with the support and services needed to allow you the opportunity to participate in the rich and varied life here at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU). We want to get to know you personally while you are a student at Central. We anticipate that your academic career will be a successful and enriching experience. 

We hope you will view your interactions with the SDS staff as a collaborative exchange. We need to work together so our services can effectively meet your needs. This is a shared responsibility, and we do best when we are alerted to requirements and problems early on.  Knowing about your needs, and your thoughts on possible solutions, enables us to work with you to achieve your specific goals. So please let us know, good and bad, how things are going.

We work hard to make our services and policies "user friendly" and are always open to your ideas and suggestions for improvement. All of us at SDS wish you success in your academic pursuits!

Sincerely,

Natalie Stimpson-Byers

Student Disability Services Coordinator

 

Our Mission Statement

SDS has been charged by the University to provide students, faculty, and staff with assistance and information on issues of access and full participation for persons with disabilities at CCSU. SDS' primary duty is to provide services and support that promote educational equity for students with disabilities. Assistance includes arranging accommodations and auxiliary aids that are necessary for students with disabilities to pursue their academic careers. The responsibilities of SDS include:

  • To assist the student in the determination of appropriate accommodations and auxiliary aids
  • To determine eligibility for academic accommodation based upon a review of the submitted documentation
  • To communicate eligibility and right to accommodation with student and faculty
  • To assure student receives the appropriate accommodations
  • To interact with faculty members when appropriate
  • To develop strategies to negotiate campus life
  • To increase personal advocacy skills
  • To identify strengths and weaknesses so that students can develop adaptive and compensatory skills and set goals
  • To explore disability-related needs and locate resources that are necessary for appropriate accommodations
  • To disseminate information about support services both on and off campus

 

Click below to view to U.S. Department of Education's latest documentation entitled:

"Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities"

 

Quicklinks

Students

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