For the remainder of the Spring semester, SSD will only be offering intake appointments to currently enrolled students via phone or Zoom.
Incoming students for the fall semester will be able to schedule intake appointments starting on June 1st.
Students interested in setting up academic accommodations through SSD should follow the steps below:
(1) Students should submit documentation of their disability that meets SSD documentation guidelines and, if applicable, a history of accommodations in prior educational environments to SSD. Students may also have their provider complete a Verification Form specific to their disability type to serve as documentation. Documentation should be emailed or faxed to the SSD office. Documentation should include the student’s name, EID, email address and phone number so students can be notified when their documentation arrives.
(2) Once the student has been notified that the submitted documentation meets SSD’s documentation guidelines (typically via email 1-2 business days after submitting documentation for review), students should call SSD at (512) 471-6259 to schedule an initial intake appointment with an SSD Coordinator.
When making an intake appointment, students should briefly describe the nature of their disability so that the appointment can be scheduled with the SSD Coordinator most familiar with their type of disability. The types of disabilities SSD regularly works with include:
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD)
- Learning Disabilities (LD)
- Psychological Disabilities (e.g. depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, etc.)
- Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
- Medical Disabilities (diabetes, epilepsy, irritable bowel disorders, migraines, etc.)
- Mobility Disabilities
- Blind and Visually Impaired
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Temporary Disabilities
(3) Students will receive an email with instructions for forms and documents that must be reviewed and completed prior to the intake appointment including the SSD handbook and Student Rights and Responsibilities.
(4) At the time of the appointment, the Disabilities Services Coordinator will connect with the student via phone or Zoom to discuss what services are available from SSD and other University offices and what academic, programmatic and/or physical accommodations might be appropriate.
5) Students will need to sign and submit the Acceptance of Services generated during the intake appointment to finalize the registration process and allow them to start using their accommodations.
Note: All disability related information including medical documentation, educational correspondence, and educational accommodation records are considered confidential. The University of Texas and SSD have an obligation to maintain the confidentiality of such documentation.