Disability Support Services

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Location: CFO 106 (Denton campus)
Phone:
940-898-3835
E-mail: dss@twu.edu

The Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) provides services for qualified students with disabilities who need assistance in being able to access academic or other programs on each of the TWU campuses. Students are encouraged to contact the DSS office as soon as possible in order to arrange for accommodations to be in place before they begin their program. Students are required to submit an application for services, a class schedule, and documentation that verifies the existence of a disability. The staff in the DSS office will then contact the student to arrange for an intake interview so that together they can determine eligibility for appropriate accommodations. Students who are qualified to receive services will be given an Academic Adjustment letter that they will share with their professors and which outlines the authorized accommodations.

Students needing housing accommodations should contact the Housing Department for any modification requests.

All TWU students who park on campus are required to purchase a TWU parking permit. Those students who have state-issued disability licenses or placards may park in any of the designated accessible parking spaces on campus.

Students at the Dallas and Houston centers may receive assistance with accommodations from staff in the Denton office. Texas residents needing disability-related assistance from the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (Texas DARS) should contact them directly by calling 800-628-5155 three months prior to enrollment.