Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Preparing for a New Semester: Accommodations through Disability Support Services

If you are an ELI student with a disability, you are eligible for the same disability support resources as on-campus students.  To get started, all you need to do is contact ELI’s Counselor and Disability Support Services (DSS) Liaison, David Highsmith.  David will be happy to address any questions or concerns that you may have regarding eligibility for the support services.  He will walk you through the process for requesting your accommodations at NOVA. Please contact him at, dhighsmith@nvcc.edu or 703-323-2404.
NOVA’s DSS website is another helpful resource that outlines the process to apply for accommodations.  Please note that the intake packet must be submitted to and processed through one of NOVA’s six campus-based DSS offices. If you are a student that is eligible for these benefits, we encourage you to get started early so that your accommodations are in place at the beginning of the semester. 
If you are looking for additional resources to help you achieve academic success, the ELI Student Success Coaches are also here to help you.  Your success coach can help with study strategies and academic resources to include free online tutoring, webinars and free online workshops which help promote academic success.  To contact your Success Coach, please send an email to ELISuccess@nvcc.edu or please call 703.764.5076.


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