disABILITY Support Services

...where the focus is on your ABILITY!

Our Mission

The mission of disABILITY Support Services (dSS) at San Antonio College (SAC) is to provide reasonable accommodations and facilitate access to on-campus courses as well as distance education for students with disabilities.  

Welcome to San Antonio College  disABILITY Support Services!  😊

If your home college is SAC, please complete the following, applicable steps in order to request disability services: 
Video Tutorial - “How to fill out dSS forms”

How to Request Disability Services for Class Accommodations for NEW SAC students with Disabilities

To begin the process, please  complete the DocuSign form,  “Request for Disability Support Services for Class Accommodations”  

To verify identity, you must use you Alamo Colleges’ student email when requesting the Docusign Form.

In order to submit the DocuSign form, you are required to attach the following:

  • Documentation of disability

Here is a sample list of eligible documentation:

  • High School Special Education Records (504, IEP, ARD)
  • Medical record with Disability Diagnosis
  • Mental Health Diagnosis
  • Any Military/Veteran records Stating Disability
  • Any Other Supporting Documentation
  • Documents can be scanned by using your Smart Device and downloading any Free App, such as: Evernote Scannable

Once we have received your “Request for Disability Support Services for Accommodations” with the required documents, we will contact you to review next steps to secure an Intake Zoom Appointment at the phone number and/or email that is specified on your request form.  Please be sure to check both. 

IMPORTANT DATES: If you are requesting class accommodations after the following dates, please know your letters of accommodation may be sent AFTER classes have already started due to peak registration time:

• Fall 16 week term & Flex I 8 week term (start date: 8/23/21 ): Monday, July 26th

• Start II 14 week term (start date: 9/7/21): Tuesday, August 10th

• Flex II 8 week term (start date: 10/18/21): Monday, October 4th

For any questions, please call (210) 486-0020 or email sac-dSSstudent@alamo.edu

Thank you for your understanding and patience.
We encourage you to call us at (210) 486-0020 if you have any questions. 

Accommodations are not retroactive.  Accommodations begin the day the letter is sent to professors with the exception of testing. Professors should have at least 24 hours’ notice to prepare for making arrangements for accommodated testing. 

How to Request Disability Services for Class Accommodations for RETURNING SAC students with Disabilities

To begin the process, please complete the DocuSign form “Request for Disability Support Services for Class Accommodations”  

To verify identity, you must use you Alamo Colleges’ student email when requesting the Docusign Form.

In order to submit the DocuSign form, please attach the following:

  • Copy of your class schedule
    • You may access you student schedule in ACES by following: Login ACES > Student Tab > Under Student Tools: ‘My Student Schedule
    •  Attached a copy of your student schedule to your form. You can save it as a PDF by completing the following steps: Select File > Print > Change Printer Name to ‘Print to PDF’

Please note the following:

  • A copy of your disability documentation must already be on file with the disABILITY Support Services office PRIOR to providing accommodations.
  • Students receive copies of their letters of accommodation via their ACES email account.

IMPORTANT DATES: If you are requesting class accommodations after the following dates, please know your letters of accommodation may be sent AFTER classes have already started due to peak registration time:

• Fall 16 week term & Flex I 8 week term (start date: 8/23/21 ): Monday, July 26th

• Start II 14 week term (start date: 9/7/21): Tuesday, August 10th

• Flex II 8 week term (start date: 10/18/21): Monday, October 4th

Thank you for your understanding and patience. We encourage you to call us at (210) 486-0020 if you have any questions. 

Accommodations are not retroactive.  Accommodations begin the day the letter is sent to professors with the exception of testing. Professors should have at least 24 hours’ notice to prepare for making arrangements for accommodated testing. 

How to Request Disability Services for TSI/Registration/Enrollment Steps

To begin the process, please complete the DocuSign form “Request for Disability Support Services for Registration/Enrollment”  

To verify identity, you must use you Alamo Colleges’ student email when requesting the Docusign Form.

In order to submit the DocuSign form, you are required to attach the following:

  • Documentation of disability

Here is a sample list of eligible documentation:

  • High School Special Education Records (504, IEP, ARD)
  • Medical record with Disability Diagnosis
  • Mental Health Diagnosis
  • Military/Veteran records Stating Disability
  • Any Other Supporting Documentation
  • Documents can be scanned by using your Smart Device and downloading any Free App, such as: Evernote Scannable

Once we have received your “Request for Disability Support Services for Registration/Enrollment Steps” with the required documents, we will contact you to review next steps to secure an Intake Zoom Appointment at the phone number and/or email that is specified on your request form.  Please be sure to check both. 

Please take into consideration there is a time-sensitive process for requesting and approving accommodations. The dSS Advisor will meet with you and determine eligibility for services.

For any questions, Please call (210) 486-0020 or email sac-dSSstudent@alamo.edu

 

TSI How to request my TSI Exam once I’ve been approved for accommodations
  1. If approved for services, the dSS office will schedule an outreach request for TSI accommodations with dSS Team Member, Ms. Meek, at the conclusion of your Intake Meeting.
  • Ms. Meek will assist with access to software, if applicable, and discuss links for paying and scheduling the TSI Exam at home virtually.

    2. To ensure your accommodations are in place the day of your TSI exam, please notify Ms. Meek 2 business days prior to your scheduled day and time.

Please Note: At this time, all TSI appointments are scheduled through Examity. We have no control over their website and/or appointment times.

If you would like to take the TSI with no accommodations, you may go directly to the Assessment Center website for instructions on payment and how to schedule your TSI Exam at home virtually.

 

How to Notify the DSS office for a new SCHEDULE CHANGE after I have submitted a Class Accommodations form

To begin the process, please complete the Supplemental Accommodations Request DocuSign Form.

To verify identity, you must use you Alamo Colleges’ student email when requesting the Docusign Form.

To complete the form, please review the following:

  • Include your updated registered schedule with the newly added courses by reviewing your Student Schedule.
  •  You may access you student schedule in ACES by following: Login ACES > Student Tab > Under Student Tools: ‘My Student Schedule
  •  Attached a copy of your student schedule to your form. You can save it as a PDF by completing the following steps: Select File > Print > Change Printer Name to ‘Print to PDF’

Accommodations are not retroactive.  Accommodations begin the day the letter is sent to professors with the exception of testing. Professors should have at least 24 hours’ notice to prepare for making arrangements for accommodated testing. 

 

How to Request Disability Services if your home college is NOT San Antonio College

Please complete your "Request for Disabiltiy Services"  DocuSign form from your home college:

  1. Once your Request for Disability Services is approved, the home college will notify the respective sister college(s) of your co-enrollment status.

  2. The student will be contacted via phone and/or student email from each co-enrollment college to set up a new intake for accommodations meeting.

  3. Accommodations requested for each co-enrolled course will be reviewed.

PLEASE NOTE: Medical documentation can be electronically transferred between the Alamo Colleges’ Disability Support Services offices. The letters of accommodation will be sent by each Alamo College you are attending.    

Accommodations are not retroactive.  Accommodations begin the day the letter is sent to professors with the exception of testing. Professors should have at least 24 hours’ notice to prepare for making arrangements for accommodated testing. 

How to Request Interpreting Services

Alamo Colleges Form for Interpreting Services link

The Interpreting Services Manager coordinates interpreting services and on-boarding services to new students.

In order to qualify for services, a student must provide documentation of verification of disability.

An interview with the Interpreting Services Manager will begin the process.   The link will provide the form.

 

Dual Credit Students

For classes through high school campuses, accommodations will be made by the high school counselor. 

For online, dual credit classes taught by Alamo College faculty, accommodations can be provided via the respective Alamo College. 

Early College Students

If you are taking a San Antonio College class and would like to request accommodations, please complete the process outlined in the first red tab above labeled, “How to Request Disability Services for Class Accommodations for NEW SAC students with Disabilities.”

Contact Information

Location

Moody Learning Center, Room 1st Floor
1819 N. Main Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78212
Office: 210-486-0020
Fax: 210-486-9143
sac-dSSstudent@alamo.edu

Jennifer Alvizo, M.A.
Director of Student Success
jalvizo2@alamo.edu

Evette Ruiz Back
eruiz-gonzalez@alamo.edu

Solus Meek
dSS Test Facilitator
smeek3@alamo.edu

Karyn McCarty, M.Ed.
Certified Advisor
kmccarty10@alamo.edu

Mary Dayton
Certified Advisor
mdayton4@alamo.edu

dSS Hours of Operation

dSS Regular Hours of Operation
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
First Saturday of each month: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Summer Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

For a list of Alamo Colleges’ holiday closures, please click here

disABILITY Support Services Council

disABILITY Support Services Advisory Council

Mission:
San Antonio College and community professionals collaborating to enhance the lives of students with disabilities by providing professional, personal, and social opportunities to promote empowerment and facilitate experiential learning and graduation. 


Partners include:

 

 

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