Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS)
- Make and keep counseling appointments; plan their semester schedules effectively and problem solve when changes are needed
- Communicate their needs with their instructors; meet regularly with DSPS counselor to update progress and needs
- Demonstrate improvement in both their ability to communicate their academic/disability needs and problem solve with their instructor/counselor through the obstacles that impact their progress
- Complete coursework using the adaptive hardware/ software they have been trained in High Tech Center
Learning Outcomes and Assessment Web page for the college.
Mt. San Jacinto College provides equal opportunities and access to students with physical, visual, hearing, speech, psychological or learning disabilities, acquired brain injuries, developmentally delayed learners, and other disabling conditions, who pursue course work at the college.
Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) is a student services program that assists students with disabilities in gaining maximum access to college curriculum and programs while attaining their academic, vocational and personal goals in a mainstreamed setting.
Students may be referred to DSPS by instructors, counselors, community agencies, high schools, a parent, or by self-referral.
Students are eligible for appropriate and reasonable accommodations and support services upon completion of an application, verification of the disability, and an intake interview in DSPS.
Once eligible for specific services, requesting services as needed for each semester is the responsibility of the student.
Examples of support services provided by DSPS includes: disability-related counseling; priority registration; registration assistance; campus orientation; instructor contact; adapted equipment; visual aids; assistive devices (such as the Assistive Listening Device for students who are hard of hearing); specialized equipment loans; interpreting services, note takers, classroom aides; test facilitation and proctoring; assisted computer technologies and workshops; and other services by request.
DSPS assists instructors and students by providing access to alternate medial formats to meet a variety of student needs. These can include: large print, Braille, and electronic texts and course materials, captioned videos, books on tape, reader services, and tactile graphics.
DSPS counselors work as liaisons for students to both on-campus learning resources and community agencies, such as the State Department of Rehabilitation and other allied health professionals. DSPS counselors are available at both the Menifee Valley and San Jacinto campuses.
A student may be referred by DSPS counselors for testing services on campus with Learning Skills specialists wherein a series of diagnostic assessments evaluating individual strengths and weaknesses in cognitive abilities, academic achievement and processing skills are given to determine the presence of specific learning disabilities. A Learning Disabilities Specialist is available at both the Menifee Valley and San Jacinto campuses.
Students with diagnosed disabilities should contact the DSPS department regarding information on reasonable accommodations related to policies affecting academic completion.