(DSSS) stands for Disability Student Support Services. This is the official student disability office. Some of the services offered are extended testing times, alternative book formats, and special disability software to aid in instruction. Registration is optional, but classroom accommodations cannot be guaranteed unless you consent to services.
This is KSU's master calendar for all classes, events, activities, etc. going on in the college any given day. To use the master calendar start by clicking the "filter" option at the top right. Next, choose the "facilities" category. Next select "student center addition." Now click on a calendar view tab choice at the top. Most of the student club organizations will have events posted in this area. Feel free to explore other facilities to see other daily events.
CCT provides Paratransit service to KSU. Click to see more information.
Rehabilitation Services operates five integrated and interdependent programs that share a primary goal -- to help people with disabilities to become fully productive members of society by achieving independence and meaningful employment. The largest of the programs are Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program, Disability Adjudication Services, and the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation. Two other unique programs serve consumers with visual impairments -- the Business Enterprise Program and Georgia Industries for the Blind.
In March of 1963, parents of children with learning disabilities representing local support groups from around the country gathered in Chicago for a national conference. These concerned families organized into a national organization which was incorporated in 1964 as the Association for Children with Learning Disabilities (ACLD). From those beginnings, the Learning Disabilities Association of America has grown to serve tens of thousands of members with learning disabilities, their families and the professionals who work with them.
Today, LDA is the largest non-profit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities and has over 200 state and local affiliates in 42 states and Puerto Rico. LDA's international membership of over 15,000 includes members from 27 countries around the world.
The membership, composed of individuals with learning disabilities, family members and concerned professionals, advocates for the almost three million students of school age with learning disabilities and for adults affected with learning disabilities.
The state and local affiliates, through their affiliation with the national LDA, work continuously for individuals with learning disabilities, their parents and the professionals who serve them.
The ischoolinitiative advocates for technology use in the classroom. Although the initiative is targeted towards the general population, technology can make a world of difference to those with disabilities. Check their website out to see if you can benefit from the iPad.
AMAC is the provider of alternative media textbooks for KSU. AMAC stands for the Alternative Media Access Center.
The Kennesaw State University Academy for Inclusive Learning is a unique 2 year certificate program designed to provide students with development disabilities a college experience. This is an inclusive program focused on balancing academics, wellness and employability.
An essential resource for anybody with a disability. Lots of information on your rights under the 1990 law.
KSU forms for ABLE trips, travel, reimbursement, tax exempt form, ect.
CCSD (Cobb County School District) runs a SETS (Supported Employment Transition Services) program at KSU. High-school age youth work various on campus jobs with funding and support from CCSD. This is a program of CCSD and not KSU. The program is completely vocational and not academic in nature. SETS is always looking for volunteers. If you have an interest in working with this population please contact VKSU (Volunteer Kennesaw) for more information.
Mission statement of the GAO: "To organize our resources and follow our values and legal mandates in ways which substantially increase the number of people who are voluntarily standing beside and for people in Georgia who have significant disabilities and mental illness."
In addition the GAO provides many advocate programs designed to help individuals with disabilities find out what there rights are and what services are available to them.