Disability Support Services


Supporting Student Success

Welcome to Disability Support Services at Green River College. We look forward to meeting you and providing you with exemplary services. Each year, we assist over 600 qualified students with Physical, Learning, Sensory, Cognitive and/or Psychological disabilities by identifying and coordinating reasonable accommodations for equal access to academic programs and activities.


DSS works with qualified students with disabilities in a confidential, respectful, and safe environment to identify and develop reasonable classroom accommodations; to ensure equal opportunity and access of academic and professional goals; and to promote an accessible community where students with disabilities have equal opportunity to participate in college programs and activities.

To receive this information in an alternative format, please contact DSS at 253-931-6460 or TDD 253-288-3359.

Green River does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, religion, age or any other unlawful basis in its programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Vice President for Business Administration and Human Resources
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092

Procedure for Obtaining Accommodations

  • Apply to the college Admissions - Green River College
  • Speak with an advisor and register for Classes Career & Advising Center - Green River College
  • Apply to DSS through your AIM student portal at this link.  You can upload document directly to AIM or Contact DSS to drop off your verification of disability or fax the paperwork to the DSS office at 253-288-3471 or you may submit the information to GRC’s secure document upload site: www.greenriver.edu/upload.
  • Once we receive your paperwork, we will schedule an intake interview. This appointment is approximately one hour to review the paperwork and discuss eligible accommodations. We will need to have the information at least 24 hours prior to the appointment.
  • Once you have completed the intake, your accommodations will be the same each quarter. We only need you to log into AIM and submit your request for accommodations each quarter. If, after you complete the intake you feel you need additional accommodations, we can schedule a 30-minute check-in to review your verification paperwork to add accommodations; or request additional information from your provider.

Note: Some accommodations (e.g. interpreting services, text in alternative format [Braille, e-text], textbooks on audiotape, enlarged print, etc.) require substantial advance (15 to 30 working days or more) notice. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the prospective or enrolled student to give sufficient early notice of such accommodation to DSS each quarter the student is enrolled in order to ensure timely coordination and availability of equipment, items, and/or services.

As soon as you have registered for classes, begin planning for accommodations for an academic quarter by contacting DSS.

Hours of Operation

Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday - Sunday


DSS is open for in person visits or through our Zoom lobby, Monday through Thursday, 8 AM to 5 PM and Friday 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

The DSS Office is located in SA-210. ZOOM LOBBY MEETING ID: 969-031-761 or https://zoom.us/j/969031761

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Student Affairs 210

All services are currently being provided in person Mon through Thur 8 - 5, Fri 9:30 to 4:30, or remotely. If you would like to speak with DSS staff via Zoom, please connect to our Zoom Lobby.

Contact Us

Disability Support Services
Phone: 253-931-6460
TDD: 253-288-3359
Fax: 253-288-3471

Natalie Barbero-Menchaca
253-931-9111, ext. 6526

Jean Carlson
Program Specialist
253-833-9111, ext. 3486

Connie Nielsen
Office Assistant
253-833-9111, ext. 6527


Forms to verify disability (coming soon)