Welcome to the office of Disability Support Services (DSS) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University!
Through an interactive process, DSS staff collaborates with students, faculty, staff and the campus community to cultivate a universally designed environment and facilitates the removal of existing barriers for the full inclusion of people with disabilities.
Disabilities may include (but are not limited to):
- Specific learning disorders (SLD)
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
- Chronic health disabilities
- Communication disorders
We request that you submit documentation of the disability and the effects the disability has on academics or major life activity. After careful review of the disability, any treatment plan or rationale for accommodations from a physician or treating therapist, we want to hear from you! A team member will schedule an intake to review accommodations that will best support you during your enrollment at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
An example of a few of the services and accommodations provided through our office include (but are not limited to):
- Interactive intakes
- Access to assistive technology devices and software
- Collaboration with the Office of Housing and Residence Life for the provision of housing accommodations
- Distraction-reduced testing center
- Time extensions on exams
- Print matter in alternate format
The primary mission of Disability Support Services (DSS) is to provide leadership and facilitate equal access to institutional opportunities for students who have documented disabilities.
In achieving this, DSS collaborates with students through a proactive, interactive process to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodative measures under the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAA) and other pertinent, current legislation.
DSS proudly works with University partners to identify and remove barriers toward success while fostering a welcoming, diverse, engaging, respectful and inclusive community.