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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.
Electrical Engineering major Bryan Faulkner and SSD are featured in a Virginia Tech Daily News article.
The Note Taking Accommodations page has details for students using the accommodation, volunteer note takers, and faculty. Please click the link and read the section that applies to you before using one of the links below:
You may request your accommodation letters for spring semester now. Please click the link above to make your requests.
Students receiving the alternate text accommodation may submit requests using this Alternate Text Format Request form.
Note the following due date for note taker requests:
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note the following due date for alternate text requests.
For more information email email@example.com.
The Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office emphasizes the importance of career development for students and alumni with disabilities by providing information and hosting events to assist students registered with the SSD office.
Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact our Career Services liaison, Tamara Cherry-Clarke, firstname.lastname@example.org, and use the full resources available through Virginia Tech Career Services http://www.career.vt.edu/.
Fall 2015 Commencement ceremonies were held on Friday, December 18, 2015. The undergraduate ceremony and the graduate school ceremonies were both in Cassell Coliseum. For information relating to accessibility please see one of the following pages: SSD's Commencement Information page or ADA Services Commencement Accessibility page.
Are you a Virginia Tech student with Autism Spectrum Disorder or do you have a sibling with ASD? There are several opportunities to participate in research at the Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research and the Virginia Tech Psychology Department.
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.
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.
Examples of the types of disabilities SSD serves are:
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