Student Disability Services (SDS) offers support services and academic accommodations for Daytona State students with documented disabilities. We comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended.
According to these federal laws, students with disabilities "must have a substantial impairment to a major life function in order to receive accommodations." The impairment must be permanent in nature, or for an indeterminate duration. Temporary impairments are not disabilities under the law. SDS determines the types of support services and academic accommodations or adjustments for which a student is eligible to receive. SDS makes determinations based solely on documentation from licensed medical and or mental health professionals, which clearly delineate the limitations resulting from a person's disability.
The Mission of Student Disability and Counseling Services is to provide students with reasonable accommodations and professional counseling services to enhance their educational experience and promote their success.
The Student Development Division provides support services that encourage you to
remain a life-long learner. Our staff members, along with the professors and others
across college, are concerned with your holistic development. It is our belief that
teaching and learning are not limited to the traditional classroom - each occurs with
every service and support we provide.
Teaching You to Better Help Yourself
Student Development services and programs assist students towards their academic and career objectives by encouraging self-direction and by promoting personal development and empowerment.
Our emphasis is on helping students to learn skills and strategies to better help themselves. It is our desire to assist students in learning how to find and use information, to learn how to make better decisions for themselves, form insights, and understand more about themselves and the world around them.
The staff at Daytona State is committed to supporting your efforts to meet your personal, academic, and career goals. We appreciate that you are a holistic person who holds many roles and responsibilities including those of student, parent, employee caretaker and friend. Our goal is to help you maximize your potential within all of these important roles. No matter which campus location you choose, services and resources are available to support your needs.