Disability Support Services
Disability Support Services (DSS) works with qualified students with disabilities in a confidential, respectful, and safe environment to identify and develop reasonable classroom accommodations; to ensure equal opportunity and access of academic and professional goals; and to promote an accessible community where students with disabilities have equal opportunity to participate in college programs and activities.
You are welcome to visit our office at any time during your enrollment at Grays Harbor College (GHC), but we recommend that you come to our office at least one month prior to starting classes.
Rehabilitation Act of Congress, 1973 Title V; Section 504
“No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States, shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
Who is eligible for services?
Disabilities (physical, learning, psychological, cognitive and/or sensory) that substantially limit one or more of an individual’s life activities (i.e. learning) may qualify a student for services. Examples may include, but are not limited to:
- Learning Disabilities
- Psychological Conditions
- Medical Conditions
- Visual Impairments
- Hearing Impairments
Examples of services provided, but not limited to:
- Special location for testing
- Note-taking assistance
- Alternatively-formatted books
- Sign Language Interpreters
- Extended time on tests
- Supportive Chairs
- Medical Reserve Parking
- Referrals to campus and community resources
Steps for requesting services:
- Contact DSS for orientation of services
- Obtain historical and/or recent documentation of your disability
- Schedule Intake Interview with DSS Specialist
- Develop Letter of Accommodation with DSS Specialist
- Discuss Letter of Accommodation with Instructors
Information regarding your disability is considered confidential. No information will be released outside of GHC without your written permission. Transcript and records do not identify whether or not a student received accommodations from DSS.