Disability Support Services (DSS)

How can I contact DSS? 

We support students in multiple ways: by phone, email, Zoom, or in-person.   

Spring Break Hours

Clark's first week of Spring break the entire college is remote and the in person campus is closed, this is from Monday 3/20 to Friday 3/24.  Clark's second week of Spring break we are open Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm, this is from Monday 3/27 to Friday 3/31.

Spring Term Hours

Monday 3/27 through Friday 4/14 for these three weeks we are open in person  five days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Students can get support in person or remotely by phone/email/Zoom appointments/etc.

Starting week three of the term through end of the term: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  In Person and Remote Support available.  Thursdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Fridays 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Remote Support only. Lobby is closed Thursdays and Fridays.  Scheduled proctoring appointments in advance will still occur, students need to schedule 5 business days in advanced.  Students can schedule in myDSS or contact us for support.

Contact Info

  • DSS Main Phone: 360-992-2314. If you have to leave a message, we will return the message within 2 business days and often earlier. 
  • Video Phone for ASL: 360-991-0901
  • Email: dss@clark.edu.
  • Fax: (360) 992-2879.
  • Physical Location: Penguin Union Building (PUB) 013. Visit our Campus Maps webpage or contact us for location questions.

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 can provide classroom 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 questionnaire.  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.  

Need a Sign Language Interpreter?

DSS can try to provide interpreters for meetings, classes, or events with advanced notice. New students can also request interpreters if you  plan to visit campus  There is a national shortage of interpreters but we are doing our best.  Please request as early as you can and if there is a secondary time for your meeting, please add that in the note section at the end of the request form:  Request a Sign Language Interpreter.

Video Captioning

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

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 are 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.

Upcoming Events and/or Activities:

Disability Peer Mentors:

Are you a newer DSS student who wants to check in with a mentor about your accommodations? Or are you struggling with your courses and want some peer support? Do you want to just hang out with students with disabilities? If you are interested in learning about our peer mentor program, email DSS at dss@clark.edu

ADHD Skills Group:

For Winter term, this group meets Mondays 1-2pm on Zoom starting January 23rd through February 27th, no group 2/20. Registration open until Jan 23.
Facilitated by Counseling and Health staff on Zoom, 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.  Open to all Clark students with ADHD, or ADHD-like challenges. Register at this Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adhd-skills-group-tickets-129775296405. Contact Beth with questions evanbuecken@clark.edu.

Autism Spectrum Success Group: 

For Winter term, this group meets Thursdays 12 - 1pm, starting January 26th and ending March 2nd. Registration open until February 9th. Facilitated by CHC staff on Zoom.  Facilitated by Counseling and Health staff on Zoom. Do you identify as neurodivergent/Autistic/a student on the Autism Spectrum, including Asperger's Syndrome? Interested in making new friends, checking in on your week, and discussing strategies for personal and academic success? Join us for our 6-week Autism Spectrum Group! We will meet over Zoom every Thursday from 12pm-1pm starting the 4th week of each quarter. This is a friendly, supportive environment that is neurodiversity affirming.  Register at this Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/autism-spectrum-success-group-tickets-121396763989.  For more information please email Shayna scollins@clark.edu.

Student with Disabilities Luncheon

Winter Term: Tuesday, March 7th, 12-1pm on campus in person. Location: Penguin Union Building room 161.