We hope the spring semester is going well for you so far! Although SSD staff continue to work remotely we are still here to support you and ensure you can fully participate in all the experiences at UT.
Below are some exciting updates and opportunities on and off campus.
Using Your Accommodations
Due to the high volume of Accommodation Letter requests at the beginning of the semester we are currently processing letters within 6-8 business days. SSD staff are working as quickly and diligently as possible to process requests. Please do not contact SSD regarding the status of your letters unless it has been longer than 8 business days since you submitted your request..
There is no deadline to request or discuss your Accommodation Letters so go ahead and submit your request if you haven’t already.
Use our new resources to prepare to discuss your accommodations with your instructor. Watch a video or use our email template to start the conversation with your instructors. Communication with your instructors is a critical part of the accommodation process.
SSD Welcomes New Staff!
SSD is excited to announce we have hired new Disabilities Services Coordinators. Be on the look out for updates and introductions from our new staff as they begin their training this month.
UT Needs COVID-19 Vaccine Ambassadors
In addition to getting vaccinated, there is another way you can help your university and that’s by becoming an Ambassador to help encourage others to get vaccinated. This could mean sharing a video about your experience, speaking with your class or student org, amplifying the university’s social media message about vaccine, or appealing to fellow students to get vaccinated to help the “student next to them” who could have a high-risk condition. If you think you can lend your voice to this important project, email Susan Hochman at email@example.com.
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 2022 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 February 28th.
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!
February 3rd: 12th Class Day
disABILITY Advocacy Student Coalition
DASC is the student organization for 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
Students on the Spectrum
This group provides an opportunity for students on the autism spectrum to share experiences, ideas and resources with each other. Find more information and meeting times on our website.
Connecting around Chronicity
This group provides an opportunity for connection and community with other students who are managing a chronic medical condition as part of their college experience. This support group is a partnership between SSD and CMHC. More information is available on the CMHC Groups Website