Disability Support Services (DSS)

How is DSS operating with COVID-19? 

We continue to have the most support available remotely by phone, email, Zoom, etc.  Starting Fall 2021, we can also  schedule in-person appointments for quick pick up of materials, technology, forms, etc.  We will also consider in-person appointments for those that have barriers to doing them remote so contact us about your situation. Check out our latest communications or navigate to DSS during COVID-19 (on the right navigation bar).

Office Hours: 

We have staff working Mondays through Thursdays 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.   Here are ways you can contact us:

  • Main Campus Phone: 360-992-2314. If you have to leave a message, we will return your message within 48 business hours and often earlier. 
    • Secondary Off Campus Phone started during remote services: 360-545-3864.
  • Video Phone for ASL: please email achilders@clark.edu to set up a video call.
  • Email: dss@clark.edu.
  • If you email or leave a message, we will get back to you within 48 business hours.  

Drop In hours

Students with approved accommodations or interested in starting accommodations can join us on Zoom for support. Weekly Drop In Hours are hosted via Zoom at these two weekly times:

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. DSS 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. We strive to create a welcoming environment for diverse students seeks disability accommodations.  We partner with Clark's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) at times for events and initiatives, many of our students value the engagement and resources from ODEI.

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:

This group is OFF for summer term but plan to meet again in Fall term.  Last year they met on Wednesdays.
Facilitated by Counseling and Health staff on Zoom, open to all Clark students with ADHD, or ADHD-like challenges 

Do you struggle to stay focused, get motivated, or follow through on assignments? Has online learning been a challenge? Then this group is for you! Our group is a place to form connections with other students dealing with similar issues, share ideas, and learn ADHD management skills to help you succeed in the college environment.  Contact Beth with questions by email: evanbuecken@clark.edu or check out our ADHD Skills Group video for more information! Register for ADHD Skills Group on Eventbrite for Fall Term. 

Autism Spectrum Success Group: 

This group is off for Summer term, but plan to meet in Fall term. Last year they met on Thursdays.
Facilitated by Counseling and Health staff on Zoom  

Do you identify as neurodivergent, Autistic, and/or a student on the Autism Spectrum, including Asperger's Syndrome? Interested in making new friends? Want to learn how to identify your strengths and challenges? Join us for our exciting 6-week Autism Spectrum Success Group! We will meet virtually over Zoom every Thursday from 12pm-1pm starting the 4th week of each quarter. Group is open to currently registered Clark students. For more information, please email Shayna at scollins@clark.edu or Register for Austism Spectrum Success Group on Eventbrite

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

Servicing Students virtually and in-person by appointment located in Penguin Union Building (PUB) 013.

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

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. 

Navigating our Physical Campus

For students with vision disabilities needing navigation support, Clark's Welcome Center and DSS office have brailled campus map booklets which include the main campus map as well as building maps.   We can also mail these booklets to students upon request. These booklets free of charge. Also, for those working with WA School for the Blind or Department and Services for the Blind you can request  Orientation and Mobility (O&M) lessons on campus. If you or your O&M support staff have questions such as how to access your classrooms before the term begins,  please contact us.