Disability Accommodations & Success Strategies

Disability Accommodations & Success Strategies (DASS) provides accommodations and services to SMU students with disabilities.

We're committed to ensuring equal access.

The Disability Accommodations and Success Strategies (DASS) office at SMU is committed to ensuring that students with disabilities have equal access to the University, including its curriculum, programs, and activities. The office evaluates and approves reasonable accommodations for students who are significantly impacted by a condition considered disabling under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Through collaboration with students, faculty, and staff, DASS empowers students to effectively utilize on and off-campus resources to achieve academic and personal success. We look forward to working with you!

Incoming Fall 2024 SMU Students

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Resources for Incoming Students

If you anticipate needing accommodations, check out the New to DASS page to learn more about DASS accommodations and services, including DASS's Fall 2024 Virtual Orientation Video.
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DASS Virtual Open House

Join a member of the DASS Team for an overview of DASS and all of the services we provide to our students! 

  • Tuesday, July 2, 2024 @ 2pm Central Time
  • Wednesday, July 17, 2024 @ 2pm Central Time
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2024 @ 2pm Central Time

Zoom link: https://smu.zoom.us/j/97134788949



DASS Link is the digital portal that DASS staff members, students, and faculty use to communicate with each other.

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DASS Link for Faculty

For instructors using DASS Link, DASS has provided detailed instructions, including an instructional video and frequently asked questions.

If you don't need instructions, then log in here.

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DASS Link for Students

What does DASS Link do for students, and how does it work?

Don't need instructions? Then log in here!

Success Strategies

For students with ADHD, LD, and ASD

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Academic Coaching

Weekly academic coaching appointments and academic skills-building meetings with the DASS Learning Specialist are available for SMU students with ADHD, LD, and ASD. 


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HDEV 1210: Academic Success and Personal Development

Did you know there's a section of the HDEV 1210 course reserved just for students with ADHD, LD, and ASD?


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Students for New Learning

Students for New Learning (SNL) is a chartered student organization for students with ADHD and LD run by students with ADHD and LD. We focus on education, support, networking, leadership, and outreach.



DASS publishes newsletters for students and faculty to keep the campus community up to date on disability-related news.

News and announcements