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).
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. In Person and Remote Support available. Wednesdays 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fridays are Remote days 9:00 AM -12:00 PM. The DSS lobby in PUB 013 will be closed Fridays. (Scheduled proctored exams can still occur.)
- Campus Phone for Monday through Thursday: 360-992-2314. If you have to leave a message, we will return the message within 48 business hours and often earlier.
- Off Campus Phone for Fridays: 360-545-3864.
- Video Phone for ASL: 360-991-0901
- 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:
Disability Peer Mentors:
Are you a newer DSS student or just struggling with your courses and want some peer support? Or do you want to just hang out with our students with disabiltiies? If you are interested in learning about our peer mentor program, email Karissa at email@example.com.
ADHD Skills Group:
Starts back in Fall term, off for Summer. This group meets Tuesdays 1-2pm 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
Autism Spectrum Success Group:
Starts back in Fall term, this group often meets every Thursday from 12pm-1pm starting the third week of the term.
Facilitated by Counseling and Health staff on Zoom
More Group information and Events to come in September 2022.