Disability Support Services (DSS)

Clark College and the Disability Support Services (DSS) office assist students with disabilities in pursuing their educational goals. Clark College is committed to assuring that its services, programs, and activities are accessible to individuals with disabilities. The DSS Office will provide accommodations, as well as serve as a resource to the campus community in striving to make Clark College both an accessible and hospitable place for students with disabilities.

How is DSS operating with COVID-19? 

We are open but supporting remotely. Find our contact info below on this page and we will connect with you soon by email or phone or invite you to a Zoom meeting. Check out our latest communications or navigate to DSS & COVID-19 on right navigation bar.

Interested in getting accommodations?

View the Steps for Requesting Accommodations located in the right navigation for steps to getting started.  Step 1 is a short Getting Started quiestionaire.  If you are a current student or a prospective student with a disability and feel you would benefit from accommodation we hope you will contact the Disability Support Services Office! We are here to support you on your educational path.

Upcoming Events and/or Activities:

ADHD Skills Group:

Are you struggling with attention difficulty or ADHD? Would you like to learn skills to overcome everyday difficulties related to ADHD? Then this group is for you! ADHD Skills Group starts this Spring term on Wednesdays or Thursdays for 6 weeks (exact time TBD based on participants' availabilty). Contact Counseling and Health for more information on how to sign up: Call 360.992.2614 or email: CHC@clark.edu or call DSS video phone for interpreters at: 360.991.0901.

Autism Spectrum Success Group:

Do you identify as a student on the Autism Spectrum, including Asperger's Syndrome?  Interested in making new social connections? Want to learn how to identify your strengths and challenges?  Join us for the next session of our exciting 5 week Autism Spectrum Success Group!  The next group will be online for Spring 2020, dates are from May 4th to June 1st. To sign up or for more info email Shayna: scollins@clark.edu.

Need a Sign Language Interpreter?

DSS can provide interpreters for meetings, classes, or events.  Request interpreters if you are a new student and plan to visit campus:  Request a Sign Language Interpreter.

Video Captioning

For captioning requests of videos, please email ASLInterpreting@clark.edu.

DSS Office

Located in Penguin Union Building (PUB) 013

Phone: (360) 992-2314 
Video Phone: please email achilders@clark.edu to set up a video call.
Email: dss@clark.edu 
Fax: (360) 992-2879 

Office Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.   Friday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.  for Spring 2020 support offered remotely, please call or email and we will get back to you within 48 business hours.

Drop In hours

Designed for students with approved accommodations. Students can show up or call for approximately 10-15 minutes of support regarding their accommodations and/or other general academic concerns. No appointments needed.  Spring 2020 Drop In Hours: announced soon via Zoom!

Check In appointments 

For students with approved accommodations, they can schedule a 30 minute phone or virtual check-in appointment to review accommodations, request support in their accommodations, or discuss academic goals.  Please contact dss@clark.edu to schedule.