Student Accessibility Services

dssYour success is important to many individuals and offices both at FHSU and also in the City of Hays. Help is also available to you from both state and national support agencies. Below you will find many different places that you can go if you have a question or need a little extra help or assistance.

Campus Resources
Community Resources
State Resources
National Resources
Other Resources/Scholarship Resources

Campus Resources

Academic Advising and Career Exploration
Get the assistance you need from professional advisors to help you make informed decisions that lead to academic, personal, and professional success!

Find out when a counselor will be in your area, plan a campus visit, get your questions answered...and apply to be a Tiger!

Emergency Assistance
Become familiar with policies and procedures in place in the event of an emergency.

Financial Assistance
Take advantage of the different types of federal, state, and community aid available to you, and find the help you need to get through the application process!

Forsyth Library
The Forsyth Library provides you with access to information through books, periodicals, government documents, CD-ROMs, computer literature searches and public Internet connections.

Herndon Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
As a student you may contact the Herndon Clinic for comprehensive services in speech, language, and hearing.

Kelly Center
Take advantage of free tutoring, personal counseling, alcohol and drug counseling, and testing services to help you reach your academic and personal best.

Through the Registrar's office, take care of official business such as verifying your admission or enrollment status, obtaining an official FHSU transcript, or checking the status of your degree summary.

Residential Life
Take advantage of the support you'll find living on campus, and enjoy all the convenience, accessibility - and fun - whether you choose a traditional residence hall, modern or family friendly apartment.

Student Health Center
From treating minor illnesses to providing immunization shots and physical exams, Student Health is the place to go for support and health information on campus.

Virtual College
On-line classes are offered to you by Fort Hays State University through the Virtual College.

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Community Resources

Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas (DSNWK)
Provides services to individuals who meet the developmental disabilities definition in the 18 counties of Northwest Kansas.

Hays Workforce Center
The Hays Workforce Center provides a variety of services including job referrals, assessment services, job counseling and services for veterans.

Kansas Legal Services
Helping low income Kansans meet their basic needs through provision or essential legal, mediation, and employment training services.

LINK, Inc.
LINK (Living Independently in Northwest Kansas) provides a range of services including information and referral, independent living skills training, peer support, advocacy, and transition services.

Helps people with disabilities live and work in the community.

SKIL of Western Kansas
Devoted to meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities and to serving them, their families, & communities.

The Arc of Central Plains
Committed to helping individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and has a community-based Thrift Store.

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State Resources

Disability Rights Center of Kansas
Advocates for the civil and legal rights of Kansans with disabilities.

Families Together, Inc.
Assisting Kansas' parents and their sons and daughters with disabilities.

Kansas AgrAbility Project
Assists people with disabilities who are employed in agriculture.

Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns
Promotes a higher quality of life for people with disabilities.

Kansas Talking Book Service
Providing library services to Kansans unable to use conventional print.

Kansas Department for Children and Families
Partnering to connect Kansas with supports & services to improve lives.

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National Resources

American Disability Association (ADA)
Helps locate disability information & resources, helps locate employers who are looking to hire persons with disabilities, and fosters the development of new and useful resources for people with disabilities.

National Center for Learning Disabilities
Works to ensure that the nation's 15 million children, adolescents, and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work, & life.

U.S. Department of Justice - Civil Rights Division
The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, created in 1957 by the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the most vulnerable members of our society. The Division enforces federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, religion, familial status and national origin.

National Council on Disability
The National Council on Disability works to enhance the quality of life for all Americans with disabilities and their families.

U.S. Department of Education - Office of Postsecondary Education
Office administers programs that address critical national needs to increase access to quality postsecondary education.

ADA Standards
ADA standards govern the construction and alteration of places of public accommodation, commercial facilities, and state and local government facilities.

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Other Resources

Home Remodeling for People with Disabilities: What You Need to Know

Support for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Scholarship Resources

Scholarship information and support for students with disabilities pursuing a graduate degree

A guide on how to get scholarships and grants for students with disabilities

Resources and scholarship information for visually impaired students attending college

Information about scholarships and financial aid for students with disabilities

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