To help create an inviting atmosphere in your classroom for all students, it is helpful to include a paragraph in your syllabus introducing the DSS Office. This may inform students who need accommodation services and may also encourage those students who are already registered to speak with you about their accommodations. Please remember, only students who present you with Accommodation forms from the DSS Office should be receiving accommodations. It is a liability to the university to provide accommodations to students not registered with the DSS Office.
To help you in preparing your syllabus, the DSS Office has created the following paragraph. Please feel free to copy and paste into your syllabus for the upcoming semester.
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: Students with special needs who require accommodations in this course should promptly direct their request to the Disability Support Services (DSS) Office. Any student who currently has a documented disability (ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning, Physical, or Psychiatric) needing academic accommodations should contact the DSS Office (Daum Hall 2nd floor, 310-338-4216) as early in the semester as possible. All discussions will remain confidential. Please visit www.lmu.edu/dss for additional information.