Disability Support Services

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    DSS Student ResourcesAt Dean College, we strongly believe in providing the best educational services to each of our students. Along these lines, we offer learning and academic support as well as auxiliary aids and services to qualified students with disabilities through the Office of Disability Support Services (DSS). DSS Parent Resources

    Our mission is to advocate for a campus environment that meets the needs of students with disabilities. The College provides its full support and a variety of accommodations to any qualified student with a documented disability, executive DSS Faculty Resources functioning disorder, sensory processing or nonverbal learning issues. 

    Disability related requests for accommodations and services are evaluated individually, based on documentation and completion of the registration process.

      Registration Information

      Disability accommodations are arranged only through DSS. Registration with DSS is on a voluntary, self-identifying basis. Students must provide documentation of the disability from an appropriate licensed professional. Once the required documentation has been provided, the student will meet with the DSS Coordinator to discuss reasonable accommodations. 

      For further information, please contact:
      Karley Batalon
      Disability Support Services Coordinator
      508-541-1768
      508-541-1829 Fax

      DSS also refers students to other offices and resources on campus, including the Morton Family Learning Center, Residence Life, Counseling, Health Services, Robbins Family Center for Advising and Career Planning, Academic Affairs, and Student Activities. DSS also works closely with faculty and administrators to implement reasonable accommodations, and assist students in participating in college activities. 

      Forms

      Residence Life Accommodations Request Form
      Documentation Guidelines
      Transfer Release Form

      Information & Resources

      Sending Your Student with Learning Disabilities to Dean College
      ADA Law information for Postsecondary Education

      Online Learning for Students with Disabilities
      What Parents Need to Know
      Apps for College Students
      Free Educational Resources and Downloads
      Service Animal Policy

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      The Morton Family Learning Center provides students with 47 academic coaches, 30 peer tutors that can help in over 15 subjects. And over 850 hours of academic support each week.