Since what was then Towson State University first created an office to provide services for disabled students in 1976, this office has undergone several name changes. Today, it is known as Accessibility and Disability Services (ADS).
The guide below is designed to aid researchers in understanding the various titles and acronyms by which ADS has been previously known.
|Services for Disabled Students||N/A||Fall 1976 to Fall 1979|
|Assistance and Information for Disabled Students||AIDS||Spring 1980 to May 1982|
|Office of Special Needs||OSN||June 1982 to Spring 1990|
|Handicapped Students’ Services||HSS||Fall 1990 to March 1993|
|Office for Students with Disabilities||ODS||April 1993 to Spring 1998|
|Disability Support Services||DSS||Fall 1998 to August 2019|
|Accessibility and Disability Services||ADS||September 2019 to Present|
written by Bethany Firebaugh, Unearthing Towson's History student research, Summer 2023. editted by SCUA staff, Fall 2023.