Disability Support Services (DSS)

Clark College and the Disability Support Services  (DSS) Office staff assist those with disabilities in pursuing their educational goals. The DSS staff is committed to assuring Clark College, its services, programs, and activities are accessible to individuals with disabilities. The institution takes seriously its responsibility to follow both the spirit and letter of all pertinent federal and state mandates.

Clark College recognizes that traditional methods, programs, and services may need to be altered to assure full accessibility to qualified persons with disabilities. The DSS Office is the primary focus of efforts by Clark College to assure nondiscrimination on the basis of disability. Through the DSS Office, qualified persons with disabilities can address their concerns regarding attitudinal or procedural barriers encountered, as well as any need for accommodation to assure equal access. The DSS Office will provide information and accommodations or services, as well as serving as a resource to the campus community in striving to make Clark College both an accessible and hospitable place for persons with disabilities to enjoy full and equal participation.

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.  View the Accommodation Request Procedure located in the right navigation for steps on getting started.

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.

Upcoming Events and/or Activities:

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 7 week Autism Spectrum Success Group!

This group runs on Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. in the fall, winter, and spring terms.  There is a break scheduled during the summer quarter, which means that the group does not meet during this term. 

Questions? Want to sign up? Contact: Brenda Wierschin at 360-992-2946 or e-mail at bwierschin@clark.edu. Downloadable informational flyer from the previous term for this group is also available for viewing.

DSS Office

Located in Penguin Union Building (PUB) 013

(360) 992-2314
(360) 992-2879 fax

(360) 991-0901 video phone

Office Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

* Note: Office closes at noon on Fridays and 3 - 4 p.m. on Thursdays (for staff meetings) during summer term only. 

Summer 2019 Term Weekly Drop In hours: Tuesdays 10 - 11 a.m. and Thursdays 2 - 3 p.m.
Drop In hours are designed for students with an approved accommodation plan. Students are invited to show up or call to receive accommodation support during this time.  Drop In times provide students with approximately 10-15 minutes for a quick question, consult, or discussion about accommodations and/or other general academic concerns. No appointments needed.

Check In appointments are also available if you need a longer time (i.e. 30-60 minutes) to discuss accommodation issues, or if you would like to talk more broadly about staying on track with your academic goals.  Please contact the office to schedule this type of appointment.