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Services for Students with Disabilities

Services for Students with Disabilities exists to assist students with disabilities and problem-solve personal and environmental issues that may interfere with full access to academics and/or hinder academic performance. SSD offers a wealth of services to students with disabilities.

 

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Note Taking Deadlines for Summer 2014 Classes

Note taker requests for summer must be submitted by June 3, 2014 for Summer I and July 15, 2014 for Summer II.  See the SSD Note Taking page for further details.

Alternate Text Format for Summer 2014 Classes

Alternate text requests for summer must be submitted by May 20, 2014 for Summer I and July 1, 2014 for Summer II. See the SSD Alternate Text Format page for further details.

 

 

Fall 2014 Special Housing Request Deadlines

The deadline for submitting special housing accommodations requests to SSD for consideration for the Fall 2014 semester is Monday, April 7, 2014, by 5:00 p.m. for returning students and Monday, June 30, 2014, by 5:00 p.m. for new students. All requests must be in delivered and in the SSD office by this date and time.

 

Disability.gov's Disability Connection Newsletter-July 2014

10 Things You May Not Know about the ADA

1. A New Perspective on Disability Facts and Figures. In preparation for the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in July, the U.S. Census Bureau released its collection of the most recent data pertaining to Americans with disabilities. The numbers are striking. Approximately 57 million Americans have a disability. Read more at disability.gov.

 

Commencement Information

Commencement information is now available.

 

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What is a disability?

An individual is considered to have a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits major life activity, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment. If you have a disability and need accommodations, please register with Services for Students with Disabilities

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended in 2008.

I think I may have a disability, what do I do?

Do you think you have a disability? It’s never too late to receive accommodations! Think back to elementary school, middle, and high school. Did you struggle with math, reading, or focusing? Fifty percent of students registered with SSD began receiving services as upper-class or graduate students after they recognized that their academic performance did not reflect their aptitude and effort. If you think this describes you, call SSD at 540-231-3788 and schedule a confidential consultation with an SSD staff coordinator. We can help you identify the next steps you need to take, either through SSD, another university department, or an outside service provider.

Disabilities served

Examples of the types of disabilities SSD serves are:

  • Attention deficit disorders
  • Autism/Asperger's disorder
  • Chronic illness
  • Deaf and hard of hearing
  • Learning disabilities
  • Medical/physical disabilities
  • Mobility impairments
  • Psychological disorders
  • Speech disorders
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Vision impairments

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Location
Lavery Hall, STE 310, Virginia Tech
430 Old Turner Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061 

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm