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Center for Disability Services

Open Letter from Jane Jarrow

An Open Letter to parents of students with disabilities about to enter college.
Dr. Jane Jarrow, a Disability Services expert, shares her insight and concerns as her daughter prepares to enter college

The Center for Disability Services is dedicated to:

  • Ensuring that all programs and services of the College of Charleston are accessible;
  • Providing reasonable and effective accommodations while promoting independence in the student;
  • Offering educational opportunities to students, faculty and staff that enhance understanding of the various types of disabilities, promoting an environment respectful of all;
  • Serving as a resource center for faculty, staff, students and the community.

SNAP (Students Needing Access Parity) Services provides assistance and guidance to students with a documented disability to ensure equal access to all programs and services of the College. More information about the SNAP program can be found in our brochure.

Once a student is approved for services, SNAP provides:

  • Reasonable and appropriate accommodations specific to individual needs based on the psychoeducational assessment or medical documentation
  • Communication with instructors, upon request, to heighten their awareness of individual student needs and to seek appropriate accommodations
  • Alternative courses to the math/logic and foreign language requirement if need is documented by psychoeducational assessment or medical documentation
    Please note: If math is considered to be an essential component of the major, alternatives to the math/logic requirement may not be used.
  • Assistive Technology: hardware and software students may need to have access to classroom content and activities

Barriers on Campus? 

Have you encountered a barrier to access on campus?
Please report any barriers you may encounter with this Barrier Notification Form.

How you can Support SNAP.  

Please Give to SNAP

To Declare Your Impact and Support SNAP

1. Please click the link above. You will enter data in three boxes.
2. Enter your gift in the Amount box after the $.
3. At Designation box, click the drop down arrow and choose "Other".
4. In Other box please enter "R272 Disability Services - SNAP".
               Thank You for your Support.




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