Disability Support Services (DSS)

How can I contact DSS? 

We support students in multiple ways: by phone, email, Zoom, or in-person.   For more information about DSS during COVID-19 visit this page (or navigate to this on the right navigation bar).

October through December Hours:

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  In Person and Remote Support available.

Thursdays 9 a.m. - 5pm and Fridays 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Remote Support available. Lobby is closed. Pre-rescheduled proctoring appointments will still occur, students need to schedule 5 business days in advanced.  Students can schedule in myDSS or contact us for support.

  • DSS Main Phone: 360-992-2314. If you have to leave a message, we will return the message within 2 business hours and often earlier. 
  • Video Phone for ASL: 360-991-0901
  • Email: dss@clark.edu.
  • Fax: (360) 992-2879.
  • Physical Location: Penguin Union Buliding (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 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.  

Need a Sign Language Interpreter?

DSS can provide interpreters for meetings, classes, or events.  You can also 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.

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 disabiltiies? If you are interested in learning about our peer mentor program, email DSS at dss@clark.edu

ADHD Skills Group:

For Fall term, this group begins 10/4//22, meeting Tuesdays 1-2 p.m. generally starting the third week of a term.
Facilitated by Counseling and Health staff on Zoom, open  to all Clark students with ADHD, or ADHD-like challenges. Students have to join by the first session on 10/4 or second session on 10/11 and then the group is closed.  Register at this Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adhd-skills-group-tickets-129775296405

Autism Spectrum Success Group: 

For Fall term, this group begins 10/13/22,  meeting every Thursday from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. starting the fourth week of the term.
Facilitated by Counseling and Health staff on Zoom. Register at this Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/autism-spectrum-success-group-tickets-121396763989

Disability Awareness Event: History & Models of Disability with DSS staff on 11/17/22

Join us Tuesday 11/17/22 from 3-4:30pm for this virtual event! The DSS Director, Megan Jasurda, and DSS peer mentor Sofia Batchelor will facilitate this presentation and discussion on Zoom.  Zoom link: https://clark-edu.zoom.us/j/87520416524