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Contact Information, Location & Hours

P: (310) 287-4450

Student Services Building, 3rd Floor (SSB 320)

Mon-Thurs: 8:30am-4:30pm
Fri: 9 am-1pm


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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.
  • 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.

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

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