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UTSA Student Disability Services promotes equal access to all programs, activities

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(Sept. 6, 2013) -- UTSA Student Disability Services (SDS) is a liaison between the university community and students needing academic accommodations. SDS promotes equal access to all university programs and activities by employing exemplary practices in disability counseling, assistive technology, alternative media, reasonable accommodations and the sharing of disability-related information.

Students must initiate the accommodation process with Student Disability Services, and staff members will help students develop a plan of support.

In contrast to services for students with disabilities in K-12, students in postsecondary education are not sought out and "identified" as needing accommodations. As young adults, students must "self-identify" as having a disability and provide Student Disability Services with supporting documentation.

UTSA Student Disability Services strives not only to be a support for students, but also a resource for UTSA faculty and staff and the San Antonio community.

>> For more information, call 210-458-4157 or email disability.services@utsa.edu. Like us on Facebook.

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About disabilities

  • According to U.S. Census 2010, one in four people report they have some type of a disability.
  • According to the 2008 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), the proportion of students reporting a disability increased from 9 to 11 percent from 2000 to 2004.
  • A report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office for the U.S. Department of Education (2009) indicates that the top three types of disabilities of students entering postsecondary education are psychological disabilities, attention deficit disorder and learning disabilities respectively.

Today, more and more high school students with disabilities plan to continue their education in postsecondary schools. As the result of federal legislation (Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act), students with disabilities are protected from discrimination in postsecondary education. So, it is important for students with disabilities to stay informed about their rights and responsibilities.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
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Sept. 24, 6 p.m.

The Power of Story in the Landscape of Memory and Identity

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