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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.

 

Announcements

Information About Career Development and Workforce Recruitment

SSD and Career Services have information about career development at this link.

 

Request Accommodations for Fall Semester

To request Accommodation Letters for Fall Semester, use the Accommodation Letter Request Form here. Note for students requesting accommodation letters between August 20 and today: Due to the high volume of requests we are receiving, we will require five to seven business days to process your requests and have your letters ready for pick-up.

 

Note Taking Deadlines for Fall 2014 Classes

Note taker requests for fall must be submitted by Friday, September 19, 2014. For more information email ssdnotetaking@vt.edu.

 

Alternate Text Format for Fall 2014 Classes

Alternate text requests for fall must be submitted by Friday,  August 22, 2014. For more information email ssdalternatetext@vt.edu.

 

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-Fall 2014

10 Ways to Make Safety a Priority

1. America’s PrepareAthon! encourages individuals, organizations and communities to prepare for emergencies, especially hazards most likely encountered where one lives and works. More than 13 million people across the U.S. have registered to participate in drills and discussions throughout National Preparedness Month, realizing that a disaster can strike at any time. Read more at Disability.gov.

 

Commencement Information

Commencement information is now available. Note: Information for Fall 2014 will be updated early November. In the meantime, you may find the information for Fall 2013 helpful.

 

Information

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