Goals and Objectives
Services to Students with Disabilities (SSWD) is designed to support the academic success of students with disabilities and to provide leadership to the University community to ensure equal access to University programs and resources. By providing a comprehensive range of academic support services and fostering an accessible physical and technological environment to facilitate retention and graduation, SSWD is able to accomplish the following goals:
- University Access: Ensure that students with disabilities have comparable access to the University by addressing physical, attitudinal, technological, and communication barriers. Collaborate with the University to ensure compliance with all federal and state disability access and civil rights regulations, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
- Disability Management: Support and empower students with disabilities toward competency and success to gain the independence and advocacy skills necessary for them to fully participate in an inclusive campus and attain their educational goals.
- Education and Outreach: Enhance understanding of various student barriers, provide consultation and serve as a resource on disability access, and foster dialogue between students with disabilities and the University community, including faculty, staff, and students.
- Coordination and Development: Coordinate and deliver available campus academic support resources to promote equal access and ensure achievement of students’ potential. Interact with other off-campus resources to ensure maximum effectiveness and maintenance of available programs.
- TRIO Student Support Services Program (SSSP): Offer TRIO SSSP to provide students with additional academic support services and supplemental and developmental instruction in Mathematics, English Writing and other basic skills for the retention and graduation of students with disabilities.
All of the program goals noted help to promote maximum student independence on campus through the advising, curricular, and specialized assistance that students receive as a part of the program.
Please inform SSWD at firstname.lastname@example.org if you encounter any problems accessing the SSWD web site.