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March 26th: Students on the Spectrum

March 21, 2014

 SSD will be hosting an event  that will give students with Asperger’s Syndrome or other autism-spectrum diagnoses a chance to connect with each other to share experiences and offer ideas and resources while enjoying pizza and drinks. Wednesday March 26th at 5:30pm in the SSD office (SSB 4.206) Several students have requested an opportunity to help… Read more. March 26th: Students on the Spectrum

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SSD Welcomes Jean Johnson as Administrative Associate!

March 18, 2014

Students, faculty and staff who have come through the front doors of SSD may have noticed a new face sitting at the front desk. SSD is excited to have Jean Johnson as part of the team helping to manage the front desk. Jean comes to SSD after working as an Administrative Assistant at a local… Read more. SSD Welcomes Jean Johnson as Administrative Associate!

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March 7th: Deadline to Reserve Testing Space at SSD

March 5, 2014

If you have extended testing time, and the instructor cannot accommodate you for finals testing, please submit your test request form for Spring 2014 by Friday, March 7th at 5:00pm. This includes end of semester testing and finals.  Since we have limited space for testing, please contact your instructor first to see if they can… Read more. March 7th: Deadline to Reserve Testing Space at SSD

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Feb. 25th and March 5th: ADA Student Forums

February 18, 2014

The ADA Student Forums are a place for students to share their concerns and suggestions about campus accessibility and provide  feedback on their experiences as a student with a disability at UT. The campus ADA Coordinator and SSD staff will be in attendance and pizza will be provided by the Student Government-Students with Disabilities Agency.… Read more. Feb. 25th and March 5th: ADA Student Forums

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Hot Off the Press: SSD’s Spring 2014 Insider Newsletter

February 10, 2014

Want to know what’s new in SSD for the spring semester? Curious about upcoming events and opportunities for students with disabilities? Then take a few moments and read through the Spring 2014 Insider Newsletter. You can also read newsletters from past semesters on our Newsletter page.    

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Feb 4th and 6th: Americans with Disabilities Accessibility Forums

January 27, 2014

Voice Your Concerns at the Americans with Disabilities Accessibility Forums to be held February 4, 2014 from 4:00pm-5:00pm in NOA 3rd floor Austin Room and February 6, 2014 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in NOA 4.106. A message from the University ADA Coordinator: The University created a standing committee, the ADA Accessibility Committee, to address institution-wide, systemic issues… Read more. Feb 4th and 6th: Americans with Disabilities Accessibility Forums

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Have You Requested Your Accommodation Letters?

January 16, 2014

Each semester students registered with SSD are responsible for requesting Accommodation Letters from SSD and delivering them to each professor. This is best done as early in the semester as possible so you have time to coordinate the logistics of your accommodations with your professor. Professors aren’t required to accommodate you if you haven’t delivered… Read more. Have You Requested Your Accommodation Letters?

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Introducing Heather Kaplan as SSD’s new Disabilities Services Coordinator

January 9, 2014

Services for Students with Disabilities is excited to announce that Heather Kaplan has been selected as a Disabilities Services Coordinator at SSD. Many UT students and staff will recognize Heather because of her four years working and co-running the front office of as Administrative Associate with SSD.  Heather considers her time managing the many responsibilities… Read more. Introducing Heather Kaplan as SSD’s new Disabilities Services Coordinator

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Congratulations to the Fall 2013 Appreciation Award Nominees!

January 6, 2014

This fall we received 47 nominations for Appreciation Awards! We are glad so many SSD students had great experiences with faculty and staff this semester and took the time to send in their nominations. Here are some excerpts from students’ nominations:  …when I finally did sit down to talk with [my professor]  she made me… Read more. Congratulations to the Fall 2013 Appreciation Award Nominees!

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Notice about Pedestrian Disruption

December 16, 2013

There will be a lot of movement in the College of Engineering beginning December 21, 2013, continuing well into 2014. The College will have a new building which requires the elimination of some of the existing structures. The affected area is bordered by 24th street, Speedway, Dean Keaton and San Jacinto. The first, Fall 2013… Read more. Notice about Pedestrian Disruption

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