Disability Support Services (DSS)

How is DSS operating with COVID-19? 

We are open but supporting remotely. Check out our latest communications or navigate to DSS during COVID-19 (on the right navigation bar).

Office Hours:

Summer and Fall 2020 support offered remotely, please contact us and if you email or leave a message, we will get back to you within 48 business hours.  We have staff working these hours:

Summer: Mondays through Thursdays 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Fall: Mondays through Thursdays 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.  

  • New Phone: 360-545-3864 answered Mondays and Wednesdays 9-12 and 2-4 and Fridays 9-12. Or call our main campus number (360) 992-2314 to leave a message and we will return your message within 48 business hours.
  • Video Phone for ASL: please email achilders@clark.edu to set up a video call.
  • Email: dss@clark.edu

Drop In hours

Summer and Fall 2020 Drop In Hours are hosted via Zoom at these two weekly times:

For any student! Students with approved accommodations or interested in starting services. Students can join for approximately 10-15 minutes of support. No appointments needed. When you enter the meeting you will hang out in the Zoom Waiting Room for a couple of minutes before staff allow you in and greet you. 

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.

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 challenges related to ADHD, and connect to other students facing similar issues? Then this group is for you! ADHD Skills Group starts this Fall term over Zoom for 6 weeks (exact time TBD based on participants' availability). Email Beth VanBuecken evanbuecken@clark.edu for more information and to sign up.

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 our exciting 6 week Autism Spectrum Success Group! We will meet online over Zoom fall quarter starting the fourth week of the term. Meeting days/times to be determined based on student availability. For more information, or to sign up, please email Shayna: scollins@clark.edu. ASD Success Group Flyer.

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

Fax: (360) 992-2879 (please email dss@clark.edu if you sent a fax since we are off campus currently).
 

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.