April is going to be a busy month!
Check out the important upcoming deadlines and events that are coming up so you don’t miss you!
Important Notice: SSD Test Reservation Deadline
We are aware that the SSD Web Portal was down this past weekend. The University IT department was doing an update that impacted our portal, and we were not aware this was happening. The portal is now back up, and you should be able to log on.
We have extended the exam reservation deadline to Thursday, April 4th. Students who also had exams scheduled two weeks (10 business days) from the days the portal was down (Friday, March 29th and Monday, April 1st) should also still be able to log in and schedule those exams. You will still be able to turn in signed confirmation forms from instructors after this date but the tests must be reserved in the Web Portal by April 4th.
Please log in and schedule all of your exams ASAP. If you are still having issues, contact me your Disabilities Services Coordinator directly.
As a reminder, you should only reserve space to test at SSD if your instructor is unable to accommodate you. Check out more information about using your testing accommodations.
April 8th: Course Load Reduction/Q-Drop
Undergraduate students who need to drop a class for disability-related reasons must turn in their completed course load reduction application to the SSD office by 5pm on Monday April 8th. Application and more information are available on the SSD website.
Monday April 22nd: Priority Registration: Undergraduate students approved for priority registration will be able to register from 2pm-midnight on April 22nd. Check your email or the SSD website for updates and instructions for using this accommodation.
Accommodations After College: Navigating Disability Disclosure and Employment Rights
SSD is offering a workshop to address common questions students have related to future employment and internships, including self-advocacy, disclosure of a disability to an employer, requesting accommodations, and available resources.
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2-4pm Or Thursday, April 4th, 12-2pm
To find more information and to RSVP by April 1st click here: https://diversity.utexas.edu/disability/2019/03/april-3rd-and-4th-accommodations-after-college-workshops/
April is Sexual Violence Prevention Month
Throughout the month, Voices Against Violence and campus partners will be hosting events about consent, supporting survivors, and ending sexual violence. Events are open to all UT students, staff, and faculty. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/580019515741574/?active_tab=about
SSD Graduation Reception
SSD will be hosting a graduation reception for graduating SSD students on May 13th. Plan to stop by to enjoy some cake and let us help celebrate your graduation! More details to come.
April is Autism Acceptance Month
“Autism Acceptance Month promotes acceptance and celebration of autistic people as family members, friends, classmates, co-workers, and community members making valuable contributions to our world. Autism is a natural variation of the human experience, and we can all create a world which values, includes, and celebrates all kinds of minds.”
A UT student is conducting research on the experiences of students with disabilities in order to develop recommendations on ways to make universities more accessible and inclusive.
Currently enrolled college students with disabilities over the age of 18 are invited to complete a short online survey that takes 15-20 minutes. Upon completion of the survey, you may choose to participate further through an optional follow-up interview.
Join SSD and RecSports on Tuesdays from 6:30-8pm for Wheelchair/Adaptive Tennis at Whitaker Fields. No equipment or experience necessary. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
Looking for internships? Scholarships? Employment? Check out the list of opportunities here!
Campus Construction Advisories
Stay up to date on construction that may impact your routes around campus
Do you want to get more timely updates and reminders about dates, deadlines, news and events? Find SSD on Facebook
Looking for ways to connect with other students? Check out the different groups connected with SSD!
SSD in the news!
Check out the Daily Texan stories about accessibility at UT