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Disability Support Services
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The goal of the Disability Support Services staff is to assist students who can benefit from higher education and assist them in reaching their academic potential. The DSS office provides a comfortable transition from high school to the SIUE campus. Students are encouraged to frequent the DSS office and enjoy the opportunity to meet other students in a relaxing atmosphere.

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James (Jim) F. Boyle is the Learning Disabilities Specialist at Disability Support Services and has been serving in that capacity since August of 2000. Before coming to SIUE, Jim worked at a residential facility for people with developmental disabilities for 12 years. Jim received his BA from Illinois College in 1985 and a MA degree in Clinical Adult Psychology in 1997 from SIUE.

Contact Jim at (618) 650-2568 or by email at jboyle@siue.edu.

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Andrew (Andy) Koch is the Program Coordinator for the Disability Support Services Office. He joined the office staff on March 12, 2012, first serving as the Office Support Specialist before moving into his current position on February 1, 2016. Andy works one-on-one with students seeking to improve time-management skills and study habits through Academic Success Planning. He also coordinates the disability awareness programming for the office.

Contact Andy at (618) 650-5692 or by email at ankoch@siue.edu.

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Michelle Nickerson is the Office Support Specialist for the Disability Support Services Office. She joined the office staff in June 2016. Michelle's duties consist of supporting the professional staff of the office and maintaining records, handling purchasing, and monitoring the budget, in addition to staffing the front desk, assisting the clerk, and supervising DSS's student workers. Prior to joining the DSS team, Michelle served in a variety of roles in other campus offices.

Contact Michelle at (618) 650-3726 or by email at minichke@siue.edu.

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Calandra Mitchell is the Accommodations Clerk at Disability Support Services. Her primary duties include scheduling/proctoring students' exams and converting textbooks into various alternative formats. Calandra joined the DSS team in September 2015

Contact Lawrence at (618) 650-5692 or by email at lawmart@siue.edu.

Test or textbook information should be submitted to the DSS office at disabilitysupport@siue.edu

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Our student workers are an integral part of the Disability Support Services office. They help their students with disabilities through the proctoring of their exams, providing computer assistance, serving as couriers, and in many other ways that help ensure all students' academic accommodations can be met.

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