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Disabled Students Programs & Services

Students who have special needs because of physical, communication, or learning challenges are invited to visit the DSPS program office intake, and speak to a program representative about program eligibility and services which include:

  • Assisting with Department of Rehabilitation. sponsored support services (i.e. educational materials, books, and supplies)
  • Classroom accommodations for students with physical challenges.
  • Diagnostic Assessment for Learning Disabilities Eligibility.
  • Learning Strategies /Study Skills classes.
  • Liaison with Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic (books on tape)
  • Program Planning and Counseling.
  • Registration assistance.
  • Special accommodations for those with profound hearing loss/ visual impairments.
  • Special parking permits.
  • Test proctoring and related accommodations

    If you require a sign language interpreter, please contact Michelle Hernandez (, three (3) days prior to coming to campus to ensure interpreter availability.

    Student Services Building (SSB 320)

    (310) 287-4450

    Department Email

    Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. 4:30p.m.
    Friday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Saturday: CLOSED

    DSPS Faculty and Staff
    Dr. Shalamon Duke, Dean
    Fran Israel, Instructor
    Andrea Smith, Learning Disability Specialist
    Nancy Brambilla, Counselor
    Betty Harrison, Office Assistant
    Michelle Hernandez, Sign Language Interpreter