Disability Support Services
Equal Access, Equal Treatment, Equal Rights
Welcome to Cascadia College and to Disability Support Services (DSS)! Whether you are a new or returning student, here to obtain an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, or even take a couple of courses to enrich yourself, DSS is here to support you!
Cascadia College maintains DSS to provide reasonable accommodations and support services to students with accessibility needs in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act of 1990 and Amendments of 2008. Our mission is to provide equal access and opportunity while promoting self-determination.
Please email questions or schedule an appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit our Virtual Assistance webpage for links to other service areas and resources.
Contact Disability Support Services
DSS is located within Kodiak Corner in CC1-111. DSS can be contacted via email at email@example.com or by phone at 425.352.8128. We are open Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Zoom Drop-in Hours
Beginning September 27th, Disability Support Services will be offering these service modalities.
In-Person and Virtual Appointments will be available:
- Monday - Thursday between the hours of 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Friday between the hours of 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment with DSS. In the email, please note if scheduling for an In-Person Appointment or Virtual Appointment.
Virtual Zoom Drop-in sessions will be available:
- Monday - Thursday from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
- Visit the Student Success Virtual Assistance webpage for Virtual Zoom Drop-in
Applying for Services
Students will schedule an Access Meeting with the Assistant Director of Student Advising & Support Services, Disability Support Services. Through this interactive process the Assistant Director and the student will have a detailed discussion on how the student’s accessibility needs impacts them in the classroom and within campus facilities.
Students will need to submit the Accommodation Application prior to the Access Meeting. Students must also provide diagnostic documentation of their accessibility need, disability, diagnosis, or condition. Depending on the individual’s accessibility need, documentation can be submitted from a medical doctor, psychologist, psychiatrist, neuropsychologist, school psychologist or other professional diagnostician. Students are encouraged to contact DSS if they are having trouble acquiring documentation. If a disability is apparent and the need for accommodations can be easily established, documentation may not be needed.
Once all the information has been received, accommodations will be determined for the student during their time at Cascadia.
Current DSS Students
If you are already registered with DSS and need to request your Letter of Accommodation for the current or upcoming quarter, please complete the Letter of Accommodation Request Form.
DSS Student Handbook
For further information on DSS procedures, accommodations, supports, and resources please review the DSS Student Handbook.
- Accessible Media Format Request Form
- Accommodation Appeal Form
- Accommodations Application
- Exam Accommodation Form
- Flexibility in Attendance Agreement
- Letter of Accommodation Request Form
- Notetaker Request Form
Policies and Information
- ASL Interpreting Policy
- Audio Recording Accommodation Policy
- DSS Student Handbook
- Extension of Assignments Accommodation Policy
- First Aid for Seizures Procedures
- Memory Aid Accommodation Policy
- Personal Care Attendant Policy
- Priority Registration Information
- Recording Exams Policy
- Service Animal Policy