Missouri State University - West Plains

Disability Services

The student advisement and academic support center (SAAS) makes educational opportunities more accessible by coordinating support services for students with disabilities. Our goal is to help students achieve their goals to the fullest potential possible. All services are provided free of charge to students who are eligible. All documentation is kept confidential.

Contact Information

Disability Support Officer: Pam Tate
Phone: (417) 255-8062; Fax: (417) 255-7974
Email:

Register for Disability Services

To ensure that appropriate services are available to you when you begin classes, make an appointment with the Disability Support Officer prior to your first semester. Bring to the appointment documentation of disability from a physician, psychologist or school. Suggested guidelines are available upon request. During the initial meeting, you will be asked to complete forms requesting service and needed accommodations will be discussed.

Qualifying for Disability Services

You qualify for disability services when you have appropriate documentation of a disability that qualifies under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973) or the Americans with Disability Act (1990) and; you require academic accommodations due to the disability.

Types of Services Available

  • Specialized guidance and counseling
  • Building and campus accessibility
  • Reasonable accommodations, which might include:
    • Testing accommodations
    • Books on tape
    • A note-taker
    • Interpreters
    • Registration assistance