Margaret Camp University of South Carolina Upstate Gladys Loewen Consultant. Disability Services: Gate Keeper or Door Opener. Session Plan. Explore attitudes, policies & practices that open doors intended & unintended outcomes of policies & practices civil rights intent of the law.
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How does it creep into DS work?
Discrepancy Model vs. Response to Intervention (RTI)
Intended and Unintended
…has the power to make us feel competent or incompetent; it has the power to include us or exclude us.
Elaine Ostroff, Founding Director, Institute for Human-Centered Design
Disability Services for Students is the University’s student affairs office which assures program access to the University by students with disabilities. We coordinate & provide reasonable accommodations, advocate for an accessible & hospitable learning environment, & promote self-determination on the part of the students we serve.
Students with disabilities are responsible for providing documentation of their disabilities to the Office of Disability Services. This documentation must both establish disability & provide adequate information on the functional impact of the disability so that accommodations can be identified & provided. This documentation will be kept confidential & maintained in a locked file. All documentation should:
is responsible for recommendation & delivery of academic support services & accommodations to new & continuing students with LD, ADHD & other disorders that affect learning. This employee works directly with faculty, instructional staff & university administration to address & resolve issues concerning equitable treatment &reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities both in policy & practice...this individual serves as a resource to prospective applicants to the university regarding services available through DSS
If we believe