Front Range Community College,
Disability Support Services (DSS) at Front Range Community College (FRCC) supports students on the autism spectrum to achieve their postsecondary academic goals. DSS provides academic accommodations for students for their courses, trains students on appropriate assistive technology, and meets with students to problem-solve challenges and develop effective study strategies.
DSS facilitates the Assisting Students in Discovery (ASD) club, in which many FRCC students with ASD are members. This club allows students to connect with each other through shared lived experiences, share advice and strategies, and learn from each other.
DSS collaborates with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) to provide the SUCCESS program, a supported education program for students who could benefit from targeted, individualized supports. Support areas can include executive functioning, school performance/study skills, career exploration/development, social fluency, community engagement, sleep, independent living, stress/anxiety management, and health and wellness.
Megan Wolff, MOT OTR/L
Director of Disability Support Services
Center for Community Partnerships, Colorado State University
Center for Community Partnerships (CCP) is the service outreach branch of the Occupational Therapy Department of Colorado State University. Our staff supports both CSU students as well as individuals throughout Northern Colorado. We offer a variety of programs and support services including:
Student Disability Center,
Colorado State University
Any student who is enrolled at Colorado State University and who self-identifies with SDC as having a disability or chronic health condition is eligible for support from SDC. Specific accommodations are determined individually for each student and must be supported by appropriate documentation and/or evaluation of needs consistent with a particular type of disability or health condition. SDC reserves the right to ask for any appropriate documentation of disability in order to determine a student’s eligibility for accommodations as well as in support for specific accommodations requests. The accommodations process begins once a student meets with an SDC accommodations specialist.
Support services fall into three categories: accommodations, awareness, and advocacy. These three services areas relate to and complement one another to help lessen the negative effects that limitations or disabilities may have on students in an academic environment. Accommodations are designed to give students access to the programs offered by Colorado State University. Awareness activities are related to improving the climate on campus for students with disabilities. Advocacy efforts are to ensure the needs of students with disabilities or chronic health conditions are addressed both in individual situations as well as in policies and procedures of the university.