Disability Support Services
The Brookhaven College Disability Support Services (DSS) personnel will coordinate the assistance you need to participate fully in college classes, programs, and activities.
DSS is located in Room S136 in the Student Services Center, Building S, or may be reached by telephone at 972-860-4673.
The Student Support Services Department is dedicated to assisting students in achieving their educational goals by making available quality student support services.
Accommodations require advance preparation. Please make your request before the semester begins. If you are planning to attend during the Fall Semester, set up a time to meet with a Disability Support Services Rehabilitation Specialist in June or July. If you are planning to attend during the Spring Semester, November will be the best time to begin preparations.
Contact the Disability Support Services Program at the beginning of each semester, well in advance of registration.
College Orientation and Exploration
Disability Support Services Rehabilitation Specialists will help you learn what you need to know about Brookhaven College, and college in general, and how to get off to the best possible start. This includes help in determining your own individual education needs.
Admission, Advising, and Registration
Disability Support Services personnel will provide you with the information you need about Brookhaven College admissions requirements, including the TSI Assessment Test and the admissions process. In addition, they will advise you and help you enroll in class.
Rights, Self-Advocacy and Empowerment
The Disability Support Services Rehabilitation Specialists will assist you in learning about your rights and responsibilities as a student with a disability and will assist you in developing self-advocacy skills.
Eligibility for Disability Support Services
Students who are seeking disability support services are required to produce documentation that verifies eligibility. Please note: Special Education IEPs and ARDs paperwork may not be accepted as documentation for accommodations.
A Word about Confidentiality
Information provided to the Disability Support Services office is kept confidential. Medical or other disability-related documentation you provide will not be released to anyone without your written permission.
Disability, Rehabilitation and Education
Brookhaven College, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, assures access to college programs and facilities. The Brookhaven College coordinator for the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II), The ADA Amendment Act of 2008, and the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) is:
- Oscar Lopez, vice president of Student Services and Enrollment Management
Funding for the Disability Support Services Program is made possible by the Coordinating Board of Texas Colleges and Universities, the Carl Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Educational Act and Brookhaven College.