Welcome to Fall 2021
We hope your first week of classes went well and you are getting settled into campus life! Below is some important information to help you effectively use your accommodations and connect with community.
SSD staff are working hard processing Accommodation Letters so please be patient and remember it takes 3-5 business days (1 week) for requests to be processed. If you haven’t requested your letters yet, or want to some support with having conversations with your instructions visit our Using Accommodations web page .
New: Campus Testing Center
SSD is excited to be partnering with Testing and Evaluation Services to pilot a new Campus Testing Center in the George L Sanchez Building (SZB 5th floor, suite 5.102) for students with testing accommodations to take their tests. You should have received an email yesterday with details but if you missed it you can find more information here.
Be sure to talk with your instructors about how your testing accommodations will be provided before submitting a test reservation for the CTC! If your instructor wants you to test at the CTC, you will need to submit a test reservation via the SSD Student Portal and your instructor will then need to confirm it. See the SSD website for specific timelines and more detailed instructions.
September 1st: SSD begins accepting test reservations for the Campus Testing Center
Monday September 6th: Labor Day-SSD Closed
Friday September 10th: 12th class day/last day to add or drop a class
Need a refresher on using accommodations?
Check out our Youtube channel with short video tutorials on using the SSD Student Portal, communicating with your instructors and more!
Disability Advocacy Student Coalition
The Disability Advocacy Student Coalition is the student organization associated with Services for Students with Disabilities. Students with and without disabilities join together to build community and raise awareness about accessibility on campus. Fall meetings will be held virtually.
Information session on Monday, September 6th (5-6pm)
First official meeting Monday, September 13th (5-6pm)
Contact DASC at firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting links.
Connecting Around Chronicity Support Group
SSD and Counseling and Mental Health Center offer a support group specifically for students living with chronic illnesses/medical conditions. The group will meet virtually via Zoom every other Friday from 12:30-1:45.
Students on the Spectrum Support Group
Students on the Spectrum is for students with autism or who identify as autistic. This group is a partnership between SSD and Longhorn TIES and provides advocacy, support, and resources for students on the autism spectrum. Fall meetings will be held in person in the Student Services Building room 4.212 on the first Tuesday of the month from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Please RSVP to attend meetings. Additional information is located on the Students on the Spectrum page.
Join SSD and RecSports for tennis on Monday nights from 7-8:30pm at Whitaker Field. No experience or equipment required! RSVP to email@example.com if you plan to attend!
Financial Support for Students with Disabilities
SSD is accepting applications for the James M. Young Endowment, which provides funding for UT students with disabilities needing financial support for educational or disability-related expenses. Apply online.