Location: 100 General Services Building
Phone: (970) 491-6385 (V/TDD)
The following associated pages are primarily text oriented. All pages will provide primary navigational links at the top, while section or secondary links can be found on the left.
Accessibility Map of Campus (coming soon)
As you can see, a few graphics may exist on our pages; however, they do not signify anything other than for visual organization and "flavoring". Some text is highlighted in color but only for visual effect. All graphics should have alternative text attached. Please use the items at the top or below to obtain any specific information you may need.
For access to the presentations from the symposium, Transistion and Transformation: Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the College Environment, please go to www.colostate.edu/asd/. Access is limited to CSU faculty, staff, and students with eIDs.
For information concerning computer technology access, please visit the website of the Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC). Assessments for assistive technology are generated by a referral from RDS.
RDS is looking for two accommodations/advocacy specialists. For more information, please see the job description or visit studentaffairs.colostate.edu/jobs
For information on Universal Design for the classroom, please visit the Access Project website.
For information on the Opportunities for Postsecondary Success (OPS), a program that works individually with students with autism spectrum disorders (autism, asperger's, etc) and/or tramatic brain injury (TBI), please visit the OPS website.
RDS is now on Facebook! Look for us and stay connected!
Visit our Disability Awareness page to increase your knowledge about disability. Check out the websites!
Hope you all are preparing for your finals. For those who are graduating, CONGRATULATIONS!!! We wish you well as you continue to pursue your dreams.
For those of you who are coming back next Fall, hope you have a restful break and you come back ready to take on the task of learning with renewed enthusiasm. Remember, you will need to see a counselor in order to receive accommodations next semester so the sooner you make an appointment to do that , the better.
If you are going to need alternative text services for the coming semesters, please provide your book request forms as soon as you can. Converting print to an alternative format takes time and the conversion process is usually done on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, contact Allison Adler, our Assistant Director, at Alternative Text . Melanie Hamman, our former Coordinator, has left for another job in Denver. (Allison will be overseeing this area and Nico Gowdy will act as the Interim Coordinator until a permanent replacement is found. Nico is a graduating student staff who has worked converting your material for the last several years.)
RDS has experienced a few changes this year. First, we welcomed Allison Adler as our new Assistant Director. Allison has been in the office for a few years as a support person. She now has more responsibilities. Second, Melanie Hamman, our former Coordinator of Alternative Text Services. left us to take another job in Denver. (As mentioned above, Nico Gowdy will be filling in until we have a permanent replacement.) Third, Karin Bright, one of our Counselors, has moved on within the University and is now part of the CSU On-line Plus, part of the CSU Division of Continuing Education.
These changes have given us the opportunity to rethink what our needs are in terms of staffing. As a result, we will be hiring two new people as Accommodations/Advocacy Specialists (aka Counselors). That means we will have three people available to work individually with students. Changing the title of the position helps to identify the specialty these positions bring to the office. Kathleen Ivy will remain as one of the people available to work with students and her title will also change to Accommodations/Advocacy Specialist. (The name change in titles does not change what they will provide for students who are used to what they received from our two counselors.)
Another change we are anticipating: we will soon implement a software program that will allow students to sign up for Alternative Testing or an appointment with a Specialist ON LINE. We need some time to work this one out so your patience will be appreciated. We are hoping that Fall semester we can pilot this program and work out any bugs before it goes live to everyone.
The Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT) offers a variety of workshops and seminars to improve your academic success. Check often at the TILT website for resources that may help you become the student you were meant to be! Tutoring, academic coaching, and critical thinking are only a few of the supports and skills you may wish to improve or enhance.
Committee for Disabled Students Accessibility is always seeking new members. Contact Rose Kreston, CDSA advisor for more details (Rose.Kreston@colostate.edu)
The Ability Club is another opportunity for students to get to know one another. Those who are interested in Sign Language might find the Sign Club of interest. Please call the office at 491-6385 for more information about these two other opportunities.
Become a REAL CSU Leader. Workshops available throughout the semester. Contact the SLiCE office for more information. http://www.slice.colostate.edu/slice/leadership/real-experience.aspx.
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