Welcome, to Student Disability Services (SDS) of Daytona State College. The mission of the SDS is to ensure student success by advocating for students with disabilities while providing them with auxiliary aides, adaptive technology, and other reasonable accommodations to participate in Daytona State’s programs and services.
To be eligible for services at SDS, a student must demonstrate that he/she has a condition that is consistent with the definition of a disability established by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Section 504 defines a disability as “a condition, which substantially limits one or more major life activities such as learning, walking, seeing, hearing, breathing, caring for oneself, and working.” To be eligible for accommodations, a student must provide appropriate documentation that his/her disability substantially limits one or more of his/her major life activities.
To apply for support services, a student with a disability must provide SDS with appropriate written documentation from a. licensed medical or mental health professional, who is qualified to diagnose his/her disability. The diagnosis should clearly state what the disability is and delineate the expected academic limitations caused by the disability. If SDS determines that the presented documentation is outdated, incomplete, or vague, the student must provide other appropriate documentation demonstrating the current existence of his/her disability before Student Disability Services can activate support services.