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 are located in Penguin Union Buliding (PUB) 013. We will also consider in-person appointments for those that have barriers to doing them remote so contact us about your situation. For more information check out DSS during COVID-19 (or navigate to this on the right navigation bar).
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:
- Campus Phone: 360-992-2314. If you have to leave a message, we will return the 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 email@example.com to set up a video call.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
- Tuesdays 2-3 p.m. DSS Drop-in. Full Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/91265870977
- Thursdays 11 a.m.-12 p.m. DSS Drop-in. Full Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/91265870977
- You may also phone in to the DSS Zoom drop-in times by calling 253-215-8782 and follow the prompts. You will need to enter our meeting ID number 91265870977 when prompted to do so. (Please be aware that this is a Tacoma based phone number and may incur long distance charges depending on your phone service.)
- 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. 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.
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:
ADHD Skills Group:
For Fall term, this group meets Wednesdays 1-2pm from October 6th to November 17th.
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: email@example.com 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 meets every Thursday from 12pm-1pm starting the 4th week of each term (excluding summers).
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 term. Group is open to currently registered Clark students. For more information, please email Shayna at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Register for Austism Spectrum Success Group on Eventbrite.
Anxiety Support Group:
Friday from 3-4pm (meets monthly on the first Friday)
Fall term dates: October 1st, November 5th & December 3rd
Facilitated by CHC staff over Zoom, open to currently registered Clark students
Do you struggle with anxiety? You are not alone! Come check in with other Clark students in a mellow, nonjudgmental environment. Share your challenges, get support, and learn new ways to manage stress and worry. Register for Anxiety Support Group on Eventbrite. Questions? Email Shayna at: email@example.com
Students with Disabilities Event October 21st:
Clark's Office of Diveristy, Equity, & Inclusion (ODEI) and Disabilty Support Services (DSS) invite you to us Thursday October 21st 12-1pm on Zoom for a student alumni to share their experience as a person with a disability. This is part of the Students with Disabilities Luncheon series, currently offered via Zoom. This event is designed to create community for students who have observable and hidden disabilities and allies. Zoom ID: 846 0455 5572