Settling Into the Semester
We hope your first week of class went well and your semester is off to a great start! This newsletter is all about connecting; connecting with your instructors, your SSD Coordinator, your fellow students and the many great resources at UT.
Monday September 7th: Labor Day SSD Closed
Friday September 11th: 12th class day: last chance to drop a class
Connect with your Instructors
We’ve already processed more than 4,000 Accommodation Letters for fall! It may take up to 5 full business days for us to process letter requests so please be patient as we process the thousands of requests we get the first few weeks of class. If you haven’t already, submit your Accommodation Letter Request. Once you have been notified your letters are ready be sure to reach out to your instructors to discuss how your accommodations will be provided this semester.
Connect with your Coordinator Virtually
SSD Coordinators are hosting virtual Office Hours each week to connect with their students and address your accommodation-related questions and concerns. Sign up for a slot or contact your Coordinator via email. Only sign up for an appointment with your Coordinator; if their appointments times don’t work for your schedule email them directly to schedule another time to connect. Many questions can be answered via email so that is a good place to start.
Connect with Community
There are a number of ways to meet other students with disabilities and find a sense of community and support at UT. Check out some of the disability-related groups below.
- Disability Advocacy Student Coalition
- NAMI on Campus at UT Austin
- Student Government Disabilities and Inclusion Agency
- Texas Crohn’s and Colitis Initiative
- Students on the Spectrum: This group provides a forum for students on the autism spectrum to discuss their experiences, and share resources and ideas.
- Connecting Around Chronicity: This group is for any student living with chronic illnesses or medical conditions that have a significant impact on their lives.
- Free to be ND: neurodiverse student support and skills discussion group
More information about these groups and others are posted on our Fall 2020 Groups page. We hope you find a group that is right for you!
Connect with UT Resources and Support
Students with disabilities may qualify to particiate in the academic support programs through the LCAE. This is a great opportunity to get extra support during your time at UT!
SSI programs help support undergraduate student success through building community, providing supplemental academic support, alternative routes to graduate, scholarships and more.
Texas One Stop is your resource at UT for finding everything related to registering for classes, financial aid, paying your bill, ordering transcripts and more!