Disability Support Services

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  disabilities@cascadia.edu.

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 disabilities@cascadia.edu 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

Fall 2021 Disability Support Services Update

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 disabilities@cascadia.edu 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:

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.

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Policies and Information

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