Who is Eligible?
To be served by DSPS, the student must have a verified disability which results in an educational limitation that inhibits the student’s ability to participate in the general educational program of the college without additional specialized services. (Title 5 Regulations, Section 56006.)
The existence of an impairment may be verified, using procedures prescribed by the Chancellor, by one of the following means:
- observation by DSPS professional staff with review by the DSPS coordinator;
- assessment by appropriate DSPS professional staff; or
- review of documentation provided by appropriate agencies or certified or licensed professionals outside of DSPS.
The student's educational limitations must be identified by appropriate DSPS professional staff and described in the Academic Accommodations Plan (AAP, prev. known as the Student Educational Contract -SEC) required pursuant to Section 56022. Eligibility for each service provided must be directly related to an educational limitation consistent with Section 56000(b) and Section 56004.
NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 56006, 67312, 70901 and 84850, Education Code. Reference: Sections 56006, 67310- 67312 and 84850, Education Code.
For more information on Title 5 regulations/guidelines please click on the following link, Title 5 Regulations & Guidelines & California Code Sections.
Examples of disabilities may include but are not limited to the following:
- Acquired brain injuries (ABI)
- Asperger's Syndrome
- Attention deficit disorders (ADD)
- Cardiac conditions
- Chronic illnesses including HIV
- Chronic pain disorders (CPD)
- Deaf or hard of hearing (DHH)
- Developmental delays
- Learning disabilities
- Mobility disabilities
- Psychological disabilities
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Seizure disorders
- Visual disabilities
Services & Accommodations
Individualized accommodations are approved by the DSPS counselor in collaboration with the student and based upon educational limitations resulting from the student's documented disability.
If you are in need of services or if you are unsure if services are needed, please reach out to any DSPS office as soon as possible.
DSPS is on campus for YOU and will make every possible attempt to resolve and assist all students.
Examples of services available through DSPS that are over and above those regularly offered by the college might consist of:
- test-taking facilitation
- assessment for learning disabilities
- specialized counseling
- interpreter services for hearing-impaired or deaf students
- mobility assistance
- note taker services
- reader services
- alternate media services
- access to adaptive equipment
- registration assistance