disAbility Support Services

ALL SERVICES ARE CURRENTLY VIRTUAL

...where the focus is on your ABILITY!

Our Mission

Our mission for disABILITY Support Services at SAC is to provide reasonable accommodations and facilitate access for on-campus and distance education students to have an equal opportunity to participate in and enjoy the benefits of higher education.

 

How to Request dSS Services for New Students for TSI Accommodation or Other Enrollment Steps

To begin the process, please follow the ‘dSS Forms Tab’ to our online forms and complete the “Request for Disability Support Services for Registration/Enrollment” DocuSign form. (Please review the descriptions on the ‘dSS Forms Tab’)

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

  • Documentation of disability
  • Copy of your photo ID (i.e. Driver’s License/State ID)

Here is a sample list of eligible documentation:
     Attach Supporting Documentation of your Disability, such as:

  • 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 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. 

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

 

How to Request dSS Services for New Students Registered in Classes

To begin the process, please follow the ‘dSS Forms Tab’ to our online forms and complete the “Request for Disability Support Services for Class Accommodations” DocuSign form.

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

  • Documentation of disability
  • Copy of your photo ID (i.e. Driver’s License/State

Here is a sample list of eligible documentation:
       Attach Supporting Documentation of your Disability, such as:

  • 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
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    Once we have received your “Request for Disability Support Services for Class 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. 

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

    NOTE: If you are requesting accommodations after Friday, December 11, 2020, please know your letters of accommodation may be sent after classes have already started due to peak registration time. Thank you for understanding and patience. We encourage you to call us at (210) 486-0020 if you have any questions. 

How to renew services for continuing dSS students who received accommodations within the past year
  • Using the "dSS forms" tab found below, please complete the "Request for Disability Support Services for Class Accommodations" DocuSign form.

  • Please ATTACH a copy of your class schedule to your Request Form.

  • Students receive copies of their letters of accommodation via their ACES email account.

NOTE: If you are requesting accommodations after Friday, December 11, 2020, please know your letters of accommodation may be sent after classes have already started due to peak registration time. Thank you for understanding and patience. We encourage you to call us at (210) 486-0020 if you have any questions. 

 

If you are taking classes at multiple Alamo Colleges, you will need to sign up for services with each of the disABILITY Support Services departments for which you are taking classes. Medical documentation can be electronically transferred between Alamo Colleges by completing an “Authorization to Release Confidential Records” form located in the “forms” section of our webpage. 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 make arrangements for accommodated testing. 

How to access Interpreting Services

Alamo Colleges Form for Interpreting Services link:

 https://www.alamo.edu/admission--aid/special-populations/disability-support-services/

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, please request accommodations by completing the steps in “How to request dSS services for new online students” in order to receive accommodations. 

 

dSS Forms

dSS Forms

 

TSI Assessment Testing:

If a student arranges to take the TSI with Accommodations after December 11, 2020 and has not met with a dSS Advisor, we encourage students to plan accordingly when scheduling a TSI Exam. 

Please take into consideration there is a time-sensitive process for requesting and approving accommodations.  Please contact a dSS Team member to assist you with the following requirements:

  1. dSS forms requesting services (website select: DSS FORMS)
  2. email documentation to sac-dSSstudent@alamo.edu
  3. schedule an appointment with a dSS Advisor

The dSS Advisor will meet with you and determine eligibility for services.   If approved for services, the dSS office will schedule an outreach request for TSI accommodations with dSS Team Member, Ms. Meek.

 

Ms. Meek will assist with uploading software to your computer, and discuss links * for paying and scheduling the TSI Exam at Home (virtual)**

*https://www.alamo.edu/sac/about-sac/college-offices/assessment-and-testing/virtual-remote/

**  https://examity.com/accuplacer-students/

***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) and select a date to take the TSI at Home (Virtual).  **At this time, all TSI appointments are scheduled through Examity. We have no control over their website and/or appointment times.**

 

     

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
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.

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:

 

 

At H-E-B, People Matter! Our goal is to continue growing our workforce with diversity and inclusion in mind. We know the more diverse minds we have working on the H-E-B mission, the better outcome we will have for our customers and our community. The H-E-B Bridges Program is a hiring initiative to connect talented people with disabilities to opportunities at H-E-B. We encourage self-disclosure of all abilities!  Individuals who identify as having a disability are encouraged to apply at H-E-B. We have a variety of career opportunities in our stores, corporate offices, our digital technology space, and in the field of manufacturing/warehousing/transportation. Please visit: https://careers.heb.com/ to see our current openings. During the application process, to request accommodations related to a disability, please email the H-E-B Bridges Team at Bridges@heb.com with your accommodation request and the position you are applying for.