Welcome to the Families Page
UNH Smith Hall
To prepare for the transition to college, DSS is committed to providing a positive and holistic learning experience your child.
Students attending a higher education institution are considered adults, with privacy and confidentiality protections covered by the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAA) and Section 504 (subpart E). College personnel including the DSS staff, will communicate directly with the student rather than the parents or guardians.
As a student prepares to enter college, it is a good time for the student to learn how to seek out and acquire the services that s/he needs for him/herself. We encourage you to step back and let the student take the initiative to contact us so that s/he can begin to learn this important, life-long skill. However, in many cases, we understand that as a parent/caregiver you will begin this process for your child/student. Our staff would be more than happy to assist you!