Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS)
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), three (3) days prior to coming to campus to ensure interpreter availability.
A service animal is a dog or miniature horse that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.
State and local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations that serve the public generally must allow service animals to accompany people with disabilities in all areas of the facility where the public is normally allowed to go.
Service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices.
When it is not obvious what service an animal provides, the organization's staff may ask: (1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability, and (2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform. Staff cannot ask about the person’s disability, require medical documentation, require a special identification card or training documentation for the dog, or ask that the dog demonstrate its ability to perform the work or task.
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