It’s a Leap Year which means we get an extra day in February. We hope you take some of that extra time to read through this newsletter- there are lots of important things included!
Using Your Accommodations
SSD has already processed 5,377 Accommodation Letters for 1332 students! Wow!
There is no deadline to request or deliver your Accommodation Letters but you can’t use your accommodations until you have delivered andn discussed them with your instructor.
Watch this video to build your confidence in approaching your instructors. Remember, you have the right to use your approved accommodations!
New to the Student Web Portal: Starting Spring 2020 SSD testing office will be using a Final Exam Request Module to book final exams. This module will open on March 1st and end on April 1st. All final exam requests will need to be booked through the Final Exam Request Module during this timeframe. Regular exams can be booked through the Book a Test module any time until April 1st.
February 5th: 12th Class Day
*Mark your Calendar for these Upcoming Events!*
disABILITY Advocacy Student Coalition (DASC)
Information Sessions– Happening This Week!
The disABILITY Advocacy Student Coalition is the student organization associated with Services for Students with Disabilities. Students with and without disabilities join together to raise awareness to disability and accessibility on campus. For more information or to get involved visit the DASC Blog, find them on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dinner in the Dark, hosted by DASC
Thursday February 20th 7-9pm in SSB Glenn Maloney Room
Bring your friends to enjoy a unique experience of dining in the dark while learning more about the experience of students with disabilities! Visit the DASC website for more information or to get involved!
Test Anxiety Workshop
Friday, February 28th from 3:45-5:00pm in SSB Glenn Maloney Room
Join SSD and CMHC to learn more about how to identify, manage, and effectively cope with test anxiety! More detailed information about this workshop, including instructions to RSVP will be posted on SSD’s webpage soon!
Apply to be a LIME Fellow!
The Lime Connect Fellowship Program is open to current sophomores/rising juniors with disabilities. The Fellowship Program includes an all-expense paid Leadership & Development Symposium in New York City this summer, where selected Fellows will receive professional development training, access to our U.S. corporate partners and potential Summer 2021 internships. Fellows will join the lifelong experience of the Lime Connect Fellows Community, where they will receive ongoing support such as group coaching, webinars, and mentoring, as well as continued professional development, community, and networking opportunities throughout their careers. Applications due by March 1st.
Read what UT Student Emeline had to say about her experience as a Lime Fellow and let’s continue the tradition of having UT Longhorns as Lime Fellows!
Meet SSD’s New DSCs!
Check out the bios of our two new Disabilities Services Coordinators! We are excited to have Katie and Lori as part of our team!
Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
SSD maintains a frequently updated list of disability-related scholarships, internships, research opportunities. Check them out here!
Do you want to get more timely updates and reminders about dates, deadlines, news and events? Find SSD on Facebook
Looking for Support?
The Counseling and Mental Health Center offers lots of great groups and classes- for free!
Check out all the options and make this a semester to prioritize your physical and mental health!
Looking for a paid summer internship?
The Leadership & Ethics Institute is accepting applications for the Division of Student Affairs Internship Program. Internships are offered in a diverse array of project areas, such as environmental sustainability, eGaming, communications, residence life, graphic design, philanthropy, and more and all positions include housing assistance in addition to an hourly pay. The internship runs from June 1 to August 7, 2020. Apply by February 17th, 2020. To apply or see a list of projects, visit our webpage. You can also reach out to email@example.com with any questions