SSD is currently offering intake appointments to students via phone or Zoom.
Students interested in setting up academic accommodations through SSD should follow the steps below:
(1) Submit Documentation: 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.
**Due to SSD’s current remote operations SSD will accept documentation in the following ways: You may attach PDF versions of your documentation and email to SSD@austin.utexas.edu or Fax documentation to 512-475-7730 **
(2) Schedule an Intake Appointment: 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.
(3) Complete required forms: 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) Complete Intake Appointment: At the time of the appointment, the Disabilities Services Coordinator will connect with the student via phone or Zoom to discuss what accommodations and services are available from SSD and other University offices and what academic, programmatic and/or physical accommodations might be appropriate to remove or reduce the barriers the student is experiencing.
5) Sign Documents: Students will need to sign and submit the Acceptance of Services (which will be 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.
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